Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A Quick Present


Little Buddy attends Physical Therapy two times a week.  We call his therapist PT Terri,  as his nanny is a Terri, too we need to differentiate who we are talking about.  PT Terri has had a student for the past few months and this is her last week.  She is a darling young woman, (we call her Almost PT Ashley) ready to start her career.  It is so fun to see her confidence rising.  I remember how terrifying internships were. So as a quick present to say good luck, I made her the famous Queen Anne's Lace Scarf.  You can never go wrong with this pattern, it always makes a beautiful scarf.


Made from Plymouth Yarn Company, Gina, yarn I have had in my stash for ages.  I used a size J hook and went at it the last few days so it could be delivered to her today.  My husband took Little Buddy to his therapy so I don't suppose I will know if she likes it or not.  Sometimes it is just nice to know someone is thinking about you and wishes you well.  

This yarn is 100% wool, and a tiny bit scratchy, not perfect for a scarf in Florida.  But who knows where she will end up living, the possibilities are endless for a new therapist. I used about 150 yards for this scarf, I just stopped when I thought it was long enough and the ends sort of matched up.


With the remainder of the yarn I whipped up this little coaster/ I don't know what it is, thing.  It looks a bit wonky in the photo, I think that green strip is rounder than this in real life.  I wanted to use every bit of my 220 yards of this yarn.  I am sort of anti-leftover yarn right now.  I have enough bits and bobs of yarn around, I don't need to add to my collection.


Right now this trivety/coastery/thingy is on my table with a lovely little vase I bought in Franklin, NC when I was visiting.  It is a sweet little glass pitcher I got for $10.  I love it.

So you all don't think I live in a world of crochet bliss and flowers everywhere, Mr. 20 year old is scheduled for his wisdom tooth removal tomorrow at 7in the morning, we went for his consultation today.  My Teenager has a consult with an ENT tomorrow afternoon for those pesky tonsils.  And Little Buddy, not to be outdone, has his 3 year check-up (a month late) on Thursday.  I am running to this appointment and that one to fit everyone in.  Max you had better not need a trip to the vet this week!

Mr. 20 year old got home yesterday evening.  Little Buddy and I picked him up at the airport, and you know that little one was so thrilled when he saw his oldest brother, he screamed with glee.  I think Little Buddy thinks Mr.20 year old lives at the airport, because that is where we always pick him up and drop him off.  It is a blessing to have my boys under one roof for a short bit of time.  I always breathe easier when we are all together.

Wish me luck tomorrow with my nursing skills.

50 comments:

Caffeine Girl said...

Already wishing. I 'll be thinking of you.

Acorn to Oak said...

Great scarf and the colors are so pretty! I bet she's going to love it! I like the little coaster thingy that you made from the leftovers. Great idea! I get tired of adding to my collection of leftover yarn too. Those roses are pretty!

How wonderful to have both boys home for a while! Enjoy every moment! And, good luck with all those appointments! ...or, maybe I should say, have fun at those appointments because I bet it means lots more stitchin' time for you. ;-)

Regena Fickes said...

I am sure the student will love her scarf. In this world of rtw, something handmade is a treasure. How thoughtful.
I know what you mean about having all your boys home. I have three and when they and their sister lived at home, I loved having all my "chicks" together. Still do.
May God send special grace for a Mom and Dad who will be up to their elbows with recovering guys.

mamasmercantile said...

Thinking of you and hope all goes well with your boys. The scarf was a delight such beautiful yarn and pattern.

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Aww so thoughtful and such a beautiful scarf, too. :) Sending well wishes for all your boys. :)

Kim sabel said...

Your gift scarf is gorgeous, I don't think you'll need Aunt Maud after all, pretty choice of colours.

It's always nice to have the family together, three of mine have flown the nest and made their own lives.....a little sad, but that's how it's meant to be I guess. x

linda said...

Good luck tomorrow Meredith, you won't know if you are coming or going, I hope the appointments all go well, I feel sorry for Mr 20 year old having his wisdom tooth out, I hope it's not too painful. Your scarf is beautiful it's a lovely gift and will be much appreciated. Your vase looks perfect on the pretty coaster too. :)

Vera said...

Good luck to you Meredith...and to the boys! Love the scarf - it is gorgeous and I'm sure "Almost PT" will love it.

Jo said...

OOH Meredith what lovely yarn and it is right up my street that every bit is used up and not stuffed in a cupboard. I think the scarf will be very well received. Jo x

Home Meadows said...

The scarf is very pretty and as you said will make a nice gift. Good luck to nurse mom and enjoy your family time. Gets some fun movies and ice cream. :-) Take care, Heather

Mrs. C said...

Hang in there! You will be a great nurse! When all is said and done "the boys" need to take you out to say thanks! or at least let you have an undisturbed day in a yarn store :) ! Hope all goes well with everyone! The scarf is really pretty! I made one last year in that pattern! :) Hang in there! We are all thinking about you! :)

Toni said...

Oh gosh!!! Hang in there!!!!!!!!!!

Melissa aka "Fiber MacGuyver" said...

I love it!! its a "never fail" pattern for sure.

I hope you don't mind, but I would like to add your blog to my blog roll. Just found you through Scotty's and love it!!

Lynne said...

Pretty, pretty scarf! I love that pattern and made a few last year, they always turn out great.
Sounds like you're in for a busy week!
Lynne

Christina said...

This is a beautiful scarf Meredith. I think little Buddy's almost PT is very lucky indeed! Good luck with all your appointments. Cx

Caseymini said...

Meredith, I have made that pattern a couple of times. Love it. The colors that you used are wonderful.

Linda Powell said...

Such a pretty scarf and I love it the variegated yarn, I'm sure Almost PT Ashley will be thrilled with it, I know I would be.
You have a busy family time ahead of you, here's wishing your boys comfort and healing. I am sure they will recover much quicker knowing mum is there to look after them.

I really should try some quick projects like coaster/trivety/thingies, they do brighten up your living space. What a lovely pitcher too, made all the prettier with those beautiful blooms.
Have a good week with no vet trips xx

Pammy Sue said...

Your scarf is beautiful and a wonderful gift. Anyone would be tickled to have it as a thank you and reminder of friends. The yarn made a good coaster thingie too and looks good under that vase of flowers. Enjoy your boys...I know you will!

Joy said...

The scarf is so beautiful Meredith, and will surely be happily received and enjoyed - such a thoughtful giving person you are :)
I certainly will be thinking of you with all those appts. on your hands, and the concern for your boys going through these procedures. I'm sure your nursing will be first class!
I can almost hear sweet little Buddy getting excited on seeing his big brother - that is the loveliest thing and must please your big boy no end xx
Wishing you the best as always, with hugs, Joy xo

Judy S. said...

Beautiful scarf! That's a fun pattern, isn't it? Good luck with the nursing and a speedy recovery to both of your big boys! Take care of yourself, too. Big hugs.

Susanne said...

The glass is half full, you will do fine. Most boys don't like to be coddled anyways, well not unless they are the age of your little Buddy. Love the scarf, have always been meaning to try that pattern and never seem to get to it. It is on my "To Do" list.
(((HUGS))) Susanne :)

Jen Vandervoort said...

You made me smile when I read that part of your little one thinking that his big brother lives at the airport...that is darling.

And so is the scarf, and the coaster...

Best of luck to the newest patient.

Jen

Karen said...

Love the colors in the scarf. Good luck to you and your boy tomorrow. I know what you mean about having everyone under one roof. It doesn't happen very often here, either, but when it does it's wonderful.

Gracie Saylor said...

Today I can especially relate to the picking up your son at the airport part of your news, Meredith, because my oldest daughter and I went to the Portland airport to get my youngest son [who will be 39 in a few weeks!] He is visiting from NJ till next Monday :) I'm praying your sons' appointments and procedures go well this week and that you all get some good rest in the midst of all the excitement. Your beautiful new scarf makes my fingers itch to make another QAL which I found so satisfying to make and give as a gift. Love pats to Max and hugs to you xx

Carla from The River said...

My prayers.
I love how you have such a special relationship with your boys. I have two boys as well, it just makes me smile reading this.

Praying for you and best to all your patients. :-)

Pradeepa said...

The scarf is beautiful. I love those gorgeous colors. Almost PT Ashley is going to love it. Enjoy your time with your boys. I wish you all the luck with your nursing skills.

My Garden Diaries said...

I will be sending you think thoughts friend! That scarf is beautiful! Great work on that one you!!!

Taciana Simmons said...

My dearest Meredith, hope everything goes well and smoothly for you this week. My daughter had her wisdom teeth taken last summer and she did really well. Hope everyone is well and great by the end of the week,,, of course they will with such great nurse and mom with them :)

Taciana Simmons said...

I forgot to say how thoughtful of you to make a scarf for the student ... She will love it :)

Teresa Kasner said...

Nice to see a Queen Anne's Lace scarf again. I'm sure Ashley will love it and treasure it. I hope all your boys get through all their appointments and procedures and all with flying colors. You'll do fine nursing.. you're a sweetheart.
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Betsy said...

What a wonderful gift to give as you send Terri off to begin her new career. I'm sure that every time she looks at it she will think of your family and the caring you showed her.
The coastery/thingy is very pretty and A great way to use the leftover yarn,
Prayers for you tomorrow as you care for all of your boys. You are a wonderful Mom and I'm sure they all know it.
Blessings,
Betsy

Amy at love made my home said...

It is a beautiful scarf Meredith!! I would call the coaster a mandala and join in the mandala fun if I were you!! It is beautiful whatever it is called. The yarn is just so lovely. How great that Buddy was so excited to see his big brother!! I hope that all the teeth and tonsils and checkups go ok, you will be a great nurse I am sure! xx

Yarn ism said...

Hey Meredith..The scarf is lovely... I have been following your blog since a year now... you are indeed a very kindhearted person...A few more people like you can make the world a better place to live in...Its a bliss to read your posts... your boys are very lucky to have you...

All the best..

Sabrina

Wainwright and Wright.Co said...

How lovely to have your eldest son home again, it feels soooo good doesn't it? Hope all the hospital appointments go ok. The scarf is beautiful, the colour of the yarn and the pattern - I'm sure Ashley will love it.
Caz xx

Chrissie Crafts said...

That is a beautiful scarf, such a thoughtful gift I know will be cherished! Good luck with all the appointments, your boys are all so lucky to have you as a mom! Chrissie xxx

moonstruckcreations said...

Bless LB thinking that big bro lives at the airport :)

That scarf is so beautiful, is it possible to find the pattern online?

Hope all the appointments go as smoothly as possible!

Helenxx

kathy b said...

Your family (patients) sound delightful. That always helps when you are the Nurse! Praying it all goes well for the tonsil surgery.

I LOVE your gift scarf. What a lovely present! she will be thrilled , and she'll remember you always.

Brothers……kindred boys

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Wishing smooth sailing for all!! blessings and hugs ~ tanna
ps beautiful gift and bonus coaster!! =) I like bonuses. ;)

Dawn Sparks said...

Love, love, love the Queen Anne's Lace Scarf! One of my favorites to crochet up. She should love it...how could you not! Especially in that yarn!!!

Dawn

Willow said...

I hope all goes well with all three guys.

I am in awe of your crocheting skills. That's a beautiful scarf.

And yeah, I am a bit anti left over yarn too--just using it up as fast as I can.

Teresa said...

Beautiful scarf! She will love it. Good luck to your boys on their operations. Take care of yourself also. Don't let yourself get worn out. Now to put up with the male complaining! ( at least most of the males I know think they are worse off then anyone else when ill/have surgery) LOL

Heldasland said...

I agree that pattern is so perfect. I find the pattern is such fun to work with and always looks so good.
I love that your little man thinks his brother lives at the airport

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You and I will both be nursing wisdom teeth removal patients this week. Good Luck with yours also.

Love that scarf, I think that's the pattern of the scarf I bought from Claudia.
hugs,
Linda

Sarah Sweethearts said...

What a gorgeous present, and I do hope everything went/goes well.

Mindy said...

Oh boy!! Hope all goes well for everyone. Enjoy the time of having everybody together!

CJ said...

Lovely to have all your boys at home, even if it's for something not very nice. I'm wishing them all luck with their appointments. I hope the wisdom tooth extraction isn't too bad. I had mine removed when I was about 20 and from memory it wasn't that excruciating. Although if your eldest is anything like mine he might overdramatise a little to maximise the sympathy... Anyway I hope it all goes well, and that it's not too stressful for you. The scarf is beautiful by the way, I haven't seen that pattern before, and it's really lovely done in that yarn. CJ xx

Mrs. Micawber said...

Gina is such a pretty yarn and comes in so many nice colourways - this one is gorgeous!

Good luck to all your boys and you with the upcoming appointments.

Handmade and off-centered said...

The scarf is beautiful and I am sure she loves it. I think its a very sweet thing you did letting her know that you wished her well.

Good luck with the boys and all that the doctor visits. It really is a full time job being a mom.

Wishing you luck on your nursing skills as well :)

Hugs,
Birgitta

Jill at emeraldcottage said...

aaaah a world of crochet bliss and flowers everywhere. Lets just all stay there awhile shall we :) Not for long, mind, just a wee rest every so often :) Actually I think thats what blogland is - crochet bliss and flowers everywhere LOL
Jillxo

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

You are so talented and you selected great colors!! I'm ready for scarf weather!! I'm over this heat!