LifestyleWe had to head out to the Oncologist at the hospital early yesterday morning. When we got there the parkade was full so I dropped off the Spousal Unit and did another two loops before parking on a side street. That meant a uphill walk to the hospital and then up the stairs (or as one man said "climbing a mountain"). I got to the cancer ward to find the Spousal Unit was finished his appointment and waiting for me. You could hear me gnashing my teeth a mile away.
The appointment did go well. His lymph count is less than one with the average being three. This means he gets chemo tomorrow and on Feb. 2 and then he is done until his counts go out of whack again. That could be years from now. A very happy man went shopping with me.
SewingI spent the afternoon sewing and loved every minute of it. I cut out another plaid and lace scarf and sewed it up. I am happy with how it looks.
The plaid is green and black and the lace is white. I made it for a friend.
The second item I made was a child's apron using our grandson's apron from France as a pattern. The fabric cost me $2.50 for one meter and I can get two aprons out of it. I traced a pattern and will show case the apron next week. Here is a peek at it though.
I spent quite a bit of time making sure the dark pink wide stripe was centered on the apron. It is fairly easy to make though I did a lot of machine basting and pressing to get nice looking edges. The ribbon is twill tape which I knotted at the ends. I am thinking about a pocket. Grandson has a half circle pocket on his apron. I am not sure if I will do a pocket on these aprons though I have plenty of fabric.
I picked up the scarf and knit 24 rows on it last night. I have to keep at it as I want to finish it and an afghan for a friend before the end of February. I wouldn't have touched the afghan but the friend's mom passed in early December. It is something for her to remember her mom by.
I am working a split shift. I work 4 hours, have 2 off and work 4 more. There is a staff meeting and clean up for 2 hours in the second shift. The Spousal Unit goes for chemo and will be taking a taxi home. Nothing exciting will be done in the sewing room today.