Things are getting better...almost normal. My Dad is doing much better. His toe is healed and I don't have to go everyday anymore to change his bandage....yay :) I'm still bringing him meals, washing his clothes, shopping for him and bringing him to all his appointments, so I do see him often.
My eldest son is back to school today and I have my dining room table back!! Winter break is over and he starts his last semester of graduate school tomorrow. My middle son took over his room last year when my eldest was gone more than he was home. He had to move into a room which he shares with my youngest. Of course when my eldest came home for Christmas his nose was out of joint because he felt he had no place to call his own. Sharing a room with your younger brother wasn't his first choice. He was a man without a country so to speak. That's why he took over my dining room and we found his stuff cluttering just about every room in the house. He has been pretty much camping out in our dining room all of the break. He set up his computer right in the middle of our dining room table. That and all his stuff created quite a mess. I'm still playing catch up blog-wise as well as home-wise. Trying to find enough time to do everything is a challenge. I usually do find the time to knit, which is very important to me. I've been knitting, not a lot and not that fast and nothing very exciting or different. I knit another hat for my eldest. I felt a little guilty that I only made one of the fingerless mitts for him and gave up. I had plenty of yarn left, so I made him another hat. I used the cashmere ribbed hat pattern by Fig and Plum. That's the pattern you need to use 6 dpn's for. I LOVE this pattern. I see many more of these hats in my future :)
Another thing I tried for the first time was a cowl. I used the Honey Cowl pattern also by Fig and Plum. Not sure if I did the pattern right or not but it doesn't look like the photo on the pattern page. It may be the yarn I used which is very colorful. The original piece was done in a solid color. That's probably why the pattern doesn't show up. The yarn I used was the yarn I won on Bumpydoink ( Aim's blog) a while back. I still have more yarn left, about a skein and a half. I'm still deciding if I like the cowl or not. Maybe it would look better with a coat. It is bright and when I wear I don't want it to look like a clowns collar. Perhaps I would have been better off with a scarf, but I really wanted to try a cowl.Right now I'm working on another "my so called scarf". I really liked the one I made for a Christmas gift and I decided to make another one for me. I certainly had enough yarn left. It looks like a woven scarf instead of it being knitted. I love the texture.
Foe now, I guess that's all. Hope this finds everyone well and happy. Happy Knitting :)