Fall is really my favorite season!!!
My DD and her DDs were in New York this weekend for the girls' quarterly appointments with the scoliosis specialist there. Wearing a brace, even though it is an innovative soft brace that doesn't show too much, has been a traumatic experience for teen-age Jordyn - for Tori it was easier as she is just like her big sister. So to make up for it, Diana tries to make it a fun experience when they go. This weekend they went to Coney Island and to an off Broadway show as well as a Broadway show - Legally Blond. At one point during the weekend I received a text message from Tori with this picture asking if I could make her some of these! Looks like finger puppets to me - sure I can! And I've got all the little scraps of leftover yarn in my stash to make them with! They are on their way home now, and a text message from my DD is good news - an improvement in both girls - yay! This is an alternative treatment for scoliosis using a soft brace, exercise and chiropractor treatments. The standard treatment involves a hard brace for two years, and then surgery if that does not work. (Prayers requested here!).
The first pattern up on the Holiday Mystery Gift-Along was a Gansy Gayle hat - I forgot about all the housework plans for the weekend and knit one up! I used Caron Simply Soft - which really doesn't give a good definition of the pattern. I'll be making it again in a wool or wool blend. It's a really cute hat!
Also received a starter section from my upstream on the Noro Traveling Scarf Group - I think I have the perfect Noro to go with it, and I will probably use the Old Shale pattern that I used on my starter section.