"Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either." ~ Elizabeth Zimmerman


Something for Alma

The last few days the weather has been depressing. This is what it was like yesterday.

Then, on top of that, no one came to my knitting class, and I got the blood test results back. Sigh...

I have a blood clotting disorder. It's genetic, caused by a missing gene. I have no doubt it comes from my Mom's side of the family. When I got to thinking about it I realized I should have known given my relatives history for strokes and heart attacks caused by blood clots. Arrgh..... this just sucks royally. I did not want to have to take blood thinners the rest of my life, but it looks like I will be doing just that. I have an appointment with my doctor to find out the details and alternatives. We, as in Sweet Hubby and I, want to talk to a specialist in this sort of thing though. I don't have a lot of confidence in my regular doctor after what happened with my surgery.

I have 2 FO's to report.

I have made a bonnet to go with the little cardigan I made for Sarah's friends baby girl. I don't have any spare heads laying around to use for models so I've used an appropriate size ball of yarn.

Side view


With it's mate

And here is the ruffled cardigan completed, with buttons sewn on.

The buttons are not white. They are the same color as the trim. Just a little shiny.

The details

Cardigan-b6-3 Cardigan and socks by DROPS design

Bonnet-b18-1 Bonnet and scarf by DROPS design

Size: 6 - 9 months

Yarn: Candy DK by King Cole Yarns in Cinder Toffee, ONline Linie 174 Pinto in Coral Pink

Needles: Addi Turbo Circulars in sizes 4 and 5.

Comments: I enjoyed knitting the cardigan. The hat was a little bit difficult. The English instructions are not very well written or organized (it lost something in the translation) and it was a pain to sew together because the directions weren't clear to me. One of the reasons I don't care for origami knitting. I kept thinking "surely there must be an easier way to make this design". Maybe some day I'll figure one out. All in all, I think the outfit turned out nice. I hope Alma and her mother like it.

Took a test today:

Are You a Knitting Addict?

My results:

You scored 77%. You have the optimum level of addiction; beginning knitters strive to be you! You'd knit almost anywhere and anytime, but there are times and places where even you know knitting is not permitted. Like, maybe, a wedding or a funeral. Tell your family they don't have anything to complain about.

If you take this test, let me know what your score is.

Enjoy your evening.



  1. I took the addiction test and scored 39%. I guess the questions don't show how many ongoing projects I have, how many in my queue... lol Take care!

  2. I only scored 52%, so I don't put much stock in this test. Just because I don't stash alot of yarn doesn't mean I'm not addicted. I just really enjoy buying my yarn fresh.