Wednesday, December 12, 2007

No Pictures, Sigh

After trying a couple of times to upload some pictures tonight, I've decided to let Blogger sulk and post anyway. Without photos, this will be a short post!

I have an FO to report. The pink Alpaca Silk shawl was finished today, with about 1/2 yard of yarn left over from the 5 balls I started with. This didn't give me enough to do the crochet edge, but I think it looks fine the way it is. I took pictures of it, then drove over to my friend's house to give it to her. She has her next chemo treatment on Friday and I thought she might like to have it. Both she and her husband seemed very pleased with it--she has lost a lot of weight along with all her hair, and she feels the cold very keenly, so something snuggly warm (but light) will be good to have.

Other than that, it's been really pretty busy around here. D2 came to town over the weekend for a visit with the neurologists at UCLA, who will be evaluating her in more depth come Jan. or Feb.--whenever they can get the time. (She was in a bad accident back in 2002, her car was hit by a van that ran a red light and slammed into her little car. The head injuries she sustained have left her with seizures that are difficult to control. She's been referred to UCLA since theyhave a wonderful program there to evaluate and hopefully "fix" the problem.)

On this trip, she and her husband and daughters got to meet Audrey and visit with the Grandcarrot as well. We had a potluck dinner and a good time was had by all.

Don't know if I mentioned this before, but D4's car was sideswiped by a presumably drunk driver while it was parked out in front of our house. (Oh, yeah. I posted pictures. Duh!) Anyway, it looks as if the damage is bad enough for the insurance company to total the car. Guess who's going car shopping! (Naturally. There's something about making that last car payment...)

Pictures next time of nicely wound yarn, and the tangly messes it started out in. Also pictures of the shawl. Next I'm going to decide if I want to make another shawl--I have 5 more balls of Alpaca Silk in purple, which just happens to be D2's very most favorite color. The down side? It sheds like crazy. By the time I finished, I looked as if I had been rolling around in pink cat fur!


DPUTiger said...

I'm not thrilled about how my car (Jetta) handles snow, but I can't justify getting an new one. Besides, Hubster's car is much closer to death/departure than mine, so he gets first dibs. Besides, it's not nearly as much fun "window shopping" for cars now that I don't have the ultimate showroom 2x/day (the 405!)

Sheepish Annie said...

Awww...I would have liked to see some pictures. Boo on Blogger!!!

I hope that your daughter's appointment goes well. And the car shopping, too!