Thursday, January 02, 2014

Good News to Start the Year

Mother-in-Law is doing MUCH better! It's a miracle! She moved out of ICU into a regular hospital room and is off all her IVs, oxygen, and other tubes. She is eating real food, talking at a normal speed and is clear, alert, and memory appears to be intact. Wow! What a turn-around. And, to make everything even better, today is her 84th birthday!

I have been kind of distracted and not feeling the sewing mo-jo lately. To be honest, though, that's not so much because of MIL's hospitalization but because my sewing room is in turmoil so that I don't even feel comfortable working in there. Must do something about that very soon. I have had some fun working on knitting projects, however. And that is easy to do while sitting in a hospital waiting room. I finished this neck warmer which is soft and warm. I love it:

I can't get a picture to show the true beauty of this pink yarn. It is bright, soft and a tad variegated and so pretty!

A while back I finished this.. it was going to be a prayer shawl, but when I got it off the needle it curled so much. I suppose it needs to be blocked, which I think I know how to do, but am uncertain. Also, it is a lot smaller than I expected it to be. I ended up using it myself. It makes a great shoulder cover and is so warm. It really helps on these cold, below zero days we have been "enjoying" here in Minnesota.

Last, I finally got a haircut, which I like for the simple reason that I no longer have hair falling into my face. I hate hair in my face! Guess I'm a short-hair woman.

And that's my nice first days of 2014! Happy New Year to all my readers.


Anonymous said...

Glad to hear the good news.

And while you shorten your hair I am lengthening mine. And the transition is indeed a pain.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year, C! I have been too busy to post or read any other blog buddies posts, so I am behind a bit. Just read about your MIL and glad she is doing better. I do remember the photo of her from a while back, though. I like the pink yarn and it looks cozy. Just stopping by to wish you all the best in 2014.

Anonymous said...

SO glad to hear your MIL is better! LOVE your knitting! I never could figure that out.

BrendaLou said...

Your mother-in-law's health is a wonderful thing to hear! I like the "neck warmer." I think I will need to know about those next year! Meanwhile, I am getting excited about seeing you in two weeks. We are going to have so much fun! I need to get my hair cut too before we sail. See you soon!

joe tulips said...

Good news on MIL. Love the hair. I am going in for a cut today. I could bring the computer along and say something like this!