Monday, May 01, 2006

Actual knitting news

Things have been going smoothly since last Thursday when we wound up at Primary Children's again. The monkey is on two different anti-seizure medications; drug #1 that he will probably be on for a year or so as well as drug #2, which he will only be on for a week until drug #1 reaches therapeutic levels in his blood. Drug #1 is expected to be pretty mild in side effects, much better than some of the older anti-seizure medications. Drug #2 is making him a little crabby, so it will be nice to finish that up Wednesday. I am starting to breath a little more normally and even will let the boy out of my site for two, even three seconds now. Yeah, way more relaxed.
I have got a lot done on my Shetland Tea Shawl in the last couple days. I had to rip down a dozen rows to my one stupid lifeline because some sneaky little hands pulled all the needles out and played with it, but it came back together easier than I thought and I'm zipping along now. Tonight I did the 5th increase round, bringing my stitch total to 290 per round. Now for no discernible reason I'm worried about running out of yarn. Not true, I do know why. I'm swatching up my knitpics yarn to do my Mother's day socks with and even using little size one needles I'm getting 7 1/2 stitches per inch, instead of the 8 stitches on size 1-3 needles the tag promised me. I didn't think I knit loosely until now. My STS swatch was...not exactly definitive, as I knit up a square in the fern pattern instead of a plain block. Hopefully I can soothe my concerns by reminding myself I did dye 140 yards more than the pattern called for. Has anyone knit this? How much yarn did you end up using?

3 comments:

margene said...

My heart goes out to you and that you had to go through this again. Sorry I can't help with the shawl.

Gwen said...

Poor little thing. and he is soooo cute. Glad to hear you're all doing better.

Boo & Izzy said...

Oh man, not more seizures! I'm sorry.