Tuesday, April 22, 2008

A neat story

I tutor a little girl from the inner city on Tuesday nights. She's a total sweetheart and a huge blessing. But tonight, when she got out of the car, I noticed she was limping. Her right leg had several sores and a bandage. I asked her what happened, and she said she got stung by some sort of bug. My father, a physician, is also a tutor with the same program, and I called him over to look at her leg. It's infected. So while I was reading with my student, he called her family, then called in a prescription for antibiotics at a Buy 4 Less Pharmacy close to her house. He told the pharmacist about this little girl whose family simply can't afford antibiotics. The pharmacist told him, "Don't worry. I'll take care of it." Ten minutes later, the girl's mom had the antibiotics, free of charge.

Just thought you might want to hear some good news.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

The Clapotis that ate New Jersey

This one could.

As long as it doesn't eat my baby cousins that live in New Jersey.

Monday, April 07, 2008

When at first you don't succeed

I'm attempting another Clapotis with some recycled lambswool/silk. Last time I tried Clapotis, I didn't feel I had enough yarn, but I've decided to give over the entire sweater's worth this time. The yarn is black wool with light grey flecks of silk, and its qualities are best appreciated when knit up. The fabric has a springy, elastic, patting-a-sheep's-head feel to it that I'm really enjoying.Yarn: Recycled from size S cabled sweater, 85% wool/15% silk
Needles: US 9 14" straights
Cast on: 4-7-08
Pattern: Clapotis from knitty.com

This just in - quarter-sized hail in Oklahoma City. (Seriously. We actually put one of those on a quarter.) The hail was coming down so hard that it shattered when it hit our sidewalk or deck! And of course, my dad was running around picking up hailstones while being nailed in the back of the head by those puppies.

Speaking of puppies...here's Caddie working the cute angle.

Tucker's being shy.
It's hard to get Tucker to look at the camera. I had to hold a treat over my head for this one.