the orange yarn, please

Orange is too cool for shoes.

September 22, 2004

little Gabe and a sleeve

well, in knitting news, i am almost done with a sleeve of saltpork. i'm really amazed at how easy this project is - although i have yet to put the thing together. i wonder if that's going to be the hard part!?

in non-knitting news, gabe, my 5/y ds, is still undiagnosed. he has had this illness where he gets a fever every 21-28 days, and it lasts 3-5 days. he's had this for four years almost, and no one knows what's going on. we finally found a doctor who knows what it could be, but now we have to narrow it down from a possible five or six things, such as PFAPA, Crohn's Disease, TRAPS (which is a genetic thing, people with Irish or Dutch heritage), or Hyper IgD. i'm thankful that at least we've found someone who isn't dismissing us with "it's just a virus," but now is the hard work - finding a solution to this lengthy, weakening problem. when he's well, you'd never know there's ever anything wrong. when he's sick, he gets really weak and pitiful. it certainly has me stymied.

is anyone out there doing the hallowig along? here's the link, and here's a photo:

http://www.knitblog.com/hallowig/
i think it looks cute, funny, and just plain weird. (oh yeah, it's in the latest knitty). i have a ton on my wip/planned work list, but i might just give in and make one for myself - in ORANGE, no less!