Another shawl has been completed and is ready to be wrapped up to give away for Christmas. This is for Little Buddy's Physical Therapist. Orange is her favorite color, the jury is out whether that orange can be paired with purple, an odd combination I know. Will she like it? Who knows? Will she wear it? I might never know that either, but I will gift it to her none the less. Making a present should be about trying to make something you think someone will like. But as we all know handmade gifts aren't for everyone.
This is my version of the ever popular Virus Shawl. I again added all of those chains 1's in the second row of the shell, and chain 2's in the third row. I like the shawl to be more airy, less dense. Made with Queensland Collection Sunshine Coast yarn in the color Kings Plains. I used just under two skeins so approximately 550 yards, and my favorite size H hook.
I swear this not working for four days in a row is incredible. I have gotten so much done and have so much energy. It is amazing what getting up really early and working long hours does to you. Now I would not want to do this all the time, I'd be bored silly, but for a few days it is lovely. This is what normal people must feel like. They get things done, they post and read blogs, they are not completely whacked out all the time. It is lovely.
I had to make a quick trip to the ER with Mr. 20 on Friday evening. He had a re-occurrence of his nasty abdominal pain. We had to get pain medication and anti-spasm medication. Thus the increased time to work on this shawl. Thankfully we caught it all very early and he was released that evening. Last time it was so bad he had to spend four days in the hospital. He is back on softer, blander foods for the next few weeks until he is done with exams and we can get him home from school.
I am also happy to see we have not killed each other as a family. While all of you always show such family bliss, we are a group of strong personalities and all this togetherness can be a bit much. It helps when the two school football teams, of the two oldest boys, have won their big games this weekend. So sorry that Mr. 20 had to watch the second half of his whirlwind game in the ER. As for today that family bliss might be shaken as we are about to do round two of the family photo session for the Christmas card. Why is it all those family photos of cards are always so intimidating? They show blissful moments of families on incredible vacations or enjoying each other so much. Our family is always arguing and I will have to tame the older boys eye rolling because they have to take a family photo once or twice a year. Maybe I will take a photo of a non smiling Little Buddy turning his head away from the camera and be done with it.
I wish you all a wonderful Sunday, or Monday depending where you are. Wish me luck on that darn photo.