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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Illnesses, Vogue Knitting, and Candace Flynn

In the effort to blog something (because I haven't blogged anything), I thought I'd bring you a totally random collection of stuff from my week.

Alex has been pretty sick since Wednesday and I've had to sit with him at the ER and the Urgent Care center, twice in the last three days.  Not because he was on the verge of death or anything...  He looked like he was having another episode of low blood sugar and I was instructed to take him directly to Hasbro to have specific tests done (because they have the best lab available), so I did.  However, when we got down there he started to spike a fever and he got sick in the triage room.  His blood sugar was really good, so they figured he just had a virus and that was the cause of the symptoms.  We took him home and kept him out of school for two days (until he was fever-free for 24 hours).

Yesterday I sent him to school and they called me at 2:30 to tell me that he was in the nurses office with a bad headache.  I went down to get him and they told me that he'd gotten sick in the office.  I tried to get an appointment at his pediatrician's office but they were booked solid, so I had to take him into Urgent Care instead.  Poor guy got sick 5 times in 2 hours, and his fever kept coming and going.  They aren't sure what's going on, and they suggested that I watch him over night and bring him back in again today.  Naturally, he feels just find this morning.  I'm gonna watch him for a little while and bring him in later.

In other news, I was stalking Cascade Yarn's website to see if my Heritage Silk mitten pattern had been released yet when I found a link on their site to the latest Vogue news letter.  Vogue featured several Cascade Yarns free patterns in their news letter, and my Quilt and Cable Blanket was among the group of patterns to be selected!  How flippin cool is that?!  I don't even know how to contain myself.  If you haven't made one, now's the season for it...and it's only 4 skeins of Eco wool.

Speaking of patterns, I've got one coming up on the 21st (another design for the Super Sock Scarefest 2011) and another that should be ready for release soon.  I've been working on this one off-and-on since March.  I just worked out a design issue, and now I just have to go back and fix the pattern to reflect the changes.  This is my first mini-collection and I'll be releasing them when I debut my brand.  Keep a look out, cause these are gonna be cool!

Finally, if you've read this blog for any length of time, you'll know that I'm a huge Phineas and Ferb fan (don't judge me...)  I was watching the episode where Candace is given a super-growth formula and grows to 50 ft tall.  Before that she went to the Flawless Girl (think spoof of Cover Girl) audition to try out for the new spoke-woman job.  She didn't meet the criteria (being at least 5' 10"), and in her despair she hollers "I'll always be two inches too ugly!" lol.  It reminded me of my hormonal rant last week...nice to be able to laugh at ourselves (and at cartoons).


  1. Congratulations on the Vogue mention! That blanket looks SO cozy.

    And sorry your little boy isn't feeling well. It's so hard when kids are sick. Hope he's back to normal soon for both your sakes!

  2. Aw - poor Alex! It's so hard to be young and sick - and hard on parents too! Hopefully he's made it through the worst of it.

    Huge congrats about the Vogue mention! You had to be bouncing off the walls!

    Looking forward to the new patterns too...