Plain Jane Knits Up A Storm

A few musings about my needlecraft hobbies - knitting, crocheting, quilting, & cross-stitch along with my other love, genealogy. While growing up, I used to HATE the term "Plain Jane", but when it comes to knitting & crocheting, I've realized that I really *am* a Plain Jane in that I don't use fancy yarns.

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Location: Northern Detroit Metro area, Michigan, United States

Monday, August 13, 2007

Progress Report

Mom is still at the nursing center. We'd hoped to get her home midweek, but - probably because she's putting pressure on it to compensate for the fracture in the left pelvis - her right hip is hurting more and she came close to falling during a transfer on Sunday. So it seems that she'll have to stay a little longer & do more PT before she can come home. The last thing we want to happen is for her to fall again and break something else.

On the knitting front, I received my invitation to Ravelry and have been adding some of my finished projects to my "notebook" there. I finished these two small rag-tag afghans over the last month, but just got around to photographing them.

The pink one is about 30x36" and the grey one is slightly larger.

I don't have photos yet, but the LYS, Heritage Spinning & Weaving, donated five large boxes of acrylic machine knitting yarn cones to our K4 group. The strands are too thin (mostly fingering weight) to work on their own, but four strands together creates slightly heavier than worsted weight yarn. Right now, I'm using cones in black, dark grey, brown & a beige with sections of those other colors together to knit hats (size 13 needles) & crochet scarves (size P hook) that will go to the Shelter for Homeless Veterans in Detroit at Xmas time. I think last year, our K4 group sent about 50 hat & scarf sets so maybe we can top that this year.

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Blogger Ruinwen said...

I'm sorry that your Mom is in pain. I can send Reiki if she'd be open to that...keeping you in my prayers too. :)

5:43 AM  
Blogger KnitNana said...

Hope things go well with a bit more PT time...and the Rag Tags are great!

1:58 PM  

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