Caregiving takes some getting used to, even when the patient is a delightful person. I forgot, it isn’t something you can putter at. You have to do it right and completely the first time.
Unlike blue business casual socks, which you can rip out and redo if they are coming out too big. I did that last night after the patient went to bed. 🙂 I am already making the smallest size, so I think I will redo the pattern for a slightly smaller size, and see what happens. The yarn is one I haven’t used before, it is very soft and supple, and apparently knits up a tiny bit more loosely than the Tosh Sock I have used for this pattern before. I’ll get the graph paper out and figure it out this afternoon.
Meanwhile, the Estonian lace scarf grows slowly, and the crocheted squares are piling up – you can drop crochet a lot faster and with less trauma than you can Estonian lace. 🙂
A has been a trooper, cooking all kinds of “experimental” food to keep the patient happy. L loves different foods and watches a lot of the food channel and other cooking shows. Last night we had mini lasagna things made with wonton wrappers in a muffin tin. But as A doesn’t like red sauce, these were made with Alfredo sauce, and turkey meatballs (which A made and slow cooked in a pan of Alfredo sauce all afternoon.) We added chopped artichokes and cheese to them, and I must say, they were delicious! This morning was baguette French toast. Not just any French toast, this soaked in the egg all night and then was baked in the over. I think in theory it is good, but in practice, our slices of bread were too thick, the egg didn’t soak in all the way. But the flavor was good, and we will likely work on this until we get it right.
A is off to the office for a few hours, Mom and B will be over shortly to help entertain, and L is tucked up on the couch reading for a bit. I, of course, immediately turned on the computer. 🙂 After all, I need to keep up with what you all are doing, and let you know that I survived the first few days of this phase of life.
I think we will have peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch. Can’t get more experimental than that, can you? 🙂