Two of you fine blogging friends asked for this scarf pattern. As I adapted it from another pattern and just had some scratchy notes on it I decided to try and write it up for you. I am not a pattern writer so I hope this works. It is easy peasy. The original pattern was a seven treble crochet fan, but I can't find a link to it. My drawing skills are lacking good alignment, the scarf does not get wider as you add a row. Any questions about the pattern just send me an email, my email is located on the sidebar in the About Me section.
This sheep made by Little Buddy makes me smile everyday. It is on the wall in my office so the lighting is a bit poor. I love the sweet smile. As for Little Buddy thank you all for your concern, week 2 of school has moved along well. Today was another good day. He has had very good behavior all week and is cooperating more. As for Kathy B's question about naps, there are no naps in first grade. I am concerned that he might be needing a snack in the middle of the morning or afternoon, that little body runs on little fuel as he is not a big eater, plus his tighter muscles burn more calories. After sending one in everyday this week it seems to be helping, and it is there if he needs it.
One reader asked if he can walk on his own yet? I think it looks that way from the photo of his first day at school. No, Little Buddy still needs his forearm crutches and a walker for longer distances. He can use one quad cane for a shorter distance but walks very slowly with this. We are working on speed, safety and balance when it comes to his ambulation skills. Little boys like to move fast so they are not always cautious.
Here is my Zick Zack Shawl in progress. Only a few more inches have been added this week as again my schedule is pretty brutal right now. I thought the colors looked better in this photo. I am about 25 inches into the shawl with loads more to go. It is an easy project and can be picked up and put down without losing your place. I think you all should give it a try!
This year has been hard on me as far as completed projects. I am not getting much done but I am not worried. Work and Little Buddy come first, and when I can spare a few minutes I can pick up a needles or a hook and hopefully create something wonderful.
My blog friend Sandy says she has a hard time using cotton, and I agree it can be really rough and abrasive. A cotton blend helps with that but this Appalachian Baby Organic Cotton Yarn will work, too! It is by far the softest cotton yarn I have used and I think it is also very reasonably priced.
In two days these two will be 10 months old! They are keeping us laughing and also yelling a bit if I am to be honest. This weeks casualties; a plastic boat for the pool, a plastic shovel, a plastic hammer and screwdriver from Little Buddy's tool box, a painted rock and a plant pulled right out of the pot. Actually, now that I look at the list we aren't doing too bad!
I am feeling a bit better after my acupuncture appointment last week. Cheryl, who has worked on me for years, is truly amazing. She is so gifted in so many areas and frankly has put up with me and my family for a long time. She muscle tests different things through a special kinesiology technique. Now I can do this also as I have had many courses in this but I don't do it for the same purposes as Cheryl. She determined that my last seven weeks of being ill with massive headaches was because we had a booster for our satellite TV installed in our bedroom, actually across from the base of my bed where my feet are. It amazed me she picked this up and frankly makes a ton of sense because I was progressively getting worse every day, which meant I was spending more time in my room on my bed trying to rest, and the cycle just kept getting worse and worse. The booster was installed three weeks before I started feeling ill. I have not slept in my room since last Friday night and I am feeling better already, No headaches this week at all although I still have pretty intense fatigue and nausea. The booster is getting moved tomorrow and then I will be back in my own bed, hopefully free of that crazy energetic interference.
Thank you to Betsy for the Thieves Oil recommendation, I ordered it right away and am already putting it on at night. And also thank you to bittenbyknittin for the information about daith piercing, I looked up the information and am looking into it.
I will have a bad neck for the rest of my life due to five concussions as a child and the resulting whiplash injuries that comes with them. Plus, I have had 4 1/2 weeks of radiation to my neck which frankly just cooked all my muscles along with everything else. Headaches are a small price to pay for still being alive and seeing my children grow up. They are literally a big pain but hopefully I can keep dealing with them without them getting worse. I did see the doctor today for a check up and am going to try a new anti-inflammatory medication at the first sign of a bad headache. We will see if that helps.
Thank you all for your concern, your positive thoughts and your friendship. This blogging world never ceases to amaze me with the love and kindness that is shared everyday. Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.