Thursday, January 21, 2010

"Keep Me Sane" Knitting

Here's something new and different. It's a Butterfly Baby Wrap that I found on Ravelry. There are three babies due to arrive in Spring and I've been getting ready. This is the first wrap and I used Universal Yarn/Classic Shades and Plymouth Encore. The Universal yarn looks exactly like Noro, but it's a very, very soft wool/acrylic blend.

I started and almost finished the second wrap at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, VA. Dad was hospitalized due to both pneumonia and dehydration. We came very close to losing him Sunday night/Monday morning and I was nothing more than a mass of quivering nerves. The knitting, literally, kept me sane. I'm so happy to say that he's on the mend and doing infinitely better!

More hospital knitting. My nephew, Tyler, wanted a ear flap hat and here it is (Lion's Brand Wool-Ease/Thick & Quick). My father suggested the tassels on top. :)

Felted & finished - - the Araucania clogs.

Happy Knitting All!


puffthemagicrabbit said...

Glad your dad is ok!!

Marianne said...

Oh Mercy, so glad to hear your dad is doing better, whew! Give him a hug from me, here's one for you too :^)
The baby wrap is gorgeous! and love the earflap hat :^) and those clogs? LOVE how the colours felted!!!
Take care of yourself too. xoxox

Jadielady said...

I'm so glad your dad is alright!!!

KnitNana said...

So glad to hear your dad is doing better! And I totally agree that knitting helps us handle the stressful times (as long as it's not too complex!)...everything looks great, btw!
Hang in there...