Last weekend I spent a lot of time thinking of dear Teresa. I went to her blog and read every comment, well except for mine which did not seem to show up. I read other bloggers tributes to her, so, so touching. I wanted a way to help fill the void of losing her. Not that there is any way to fill it but I wanted to do something. So I went on her blog and on her side bar is a list of blogs she used to read. I know everyone on that list is missing her every bit as much as I am, so I started to comment on a few I had never read before. I commented and decided I needed to follow them so maybe, just maybe I could help ease the void that Teresa has left for all of us blogging friends. She was so amazing at commenting, maybe I can help with that. So if you want to join me in trying to make a few new friends and comment on some of Teresa's favorite blogs you can find them on her side bar here at Teresa Kasner. Lets all pull together and reach out to others that are feeling as sad as we are, it is something we can do as a tribute for her, carry on her love for all of us.
In other news I have a sweater finish. Yes it is another Harebell and to be honest I have three more planned after this. In a moment a weakness two weeks ago I ordered more yarn for number 4 and 5, it came on the day I found out Teresa had passed away, maybe a gift for the Universe to ease my pain a bit.
This is made with Berroco Summer Sesame yarn in the color mint. I used 3 3/4 skeins of yarn to make this, size 7 needles for the body and 6 for the ribbing. I think about 1,000 yards of yarn used to make this beautiful sweater. Since I actually got gauge, or I am fooling myself into thinking I got it I made a size medium. And it worked, it really worked. I added an inch of length onto the sweater body and the sleeves, because I am tall and I still had yarn left. No yarn chicken here my friends
The sweater is light weight, perfect for Florida. I love the self striping yarn, it makes it so easy to keep knitting, what color is coming next? The buttons are flowered shaped, craft buttons from Joann's. I did have some problems with sleeve number two, for some reason I had a lot of holes, maybe I was not paying attention while using double pointed needles. With a bit of thread and a needle I closed them right up and no one will notice. I hope to do better on number 3, which I have already started in the same yarn but in a variation of blues.
My schedule was so mixed up for work this week. I had a lot of kids out for various reasons, usually right in the middle of me day. I know a few parks to stop at and knit while I listen to my audiobook. This park is noted for its peacocks and boy did I get a full display. I stayed far away from this guy but still got his photo. He was strutting his stuff while the female near him did not even seem to pay attention.
I think I needed the rest because I literally had five migraines in five days. Boy they were knocking my socks off then I realized, maybe a little too late they were occurring after I inverted my head, which I do all the time picking up kids, toys, stuff off the floor. Anyway that is a sure sign I have a sinus infection. I am now on dreadful antibiotics that are making my stomach all messed up but soon hope my head will start to feel better.
The boys helped me write up a new evaluation on a very involved baby today. She has been hospitalized for the first seven months of her life, isn't that so sad? They are sitting on my massage/treatment table behind my desk. Lots of noses bumping my arms as I was typing today to get attention I believe. We finally heard about Hank's biopsies. At this time he does not have that rare skin condition that causes extensive hair loss. Really they have no idea what is happening. I revisited the diet change that the vet had suggested prior to the hair loss with the vet on the phone on Saturday. It is the only thing that has changed. He is now officially back on his previous diet and getting a daily treatment of cedarwood, chamomile and rosemary essential oils, and also Vitamin E and Fish Oil supplements to help. If it was his diet, which she is not sure it is, it will be a while before his body regroups and his hair stops falling out. As for now I am to keep and eye on him and see what happens.