Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Hats and Bones

I finshed a hat for Calvin yesterday at practice. This was such a fast hat to make! This was also my first experience with Malabrigo, and Yarndude? you were totally right, this stuff is great.
The pattern is Thorpe, a top-down hat with flaps. I made a medium, and it's a bit big. Rav project page is here. Look at the cute baby variation she has too! I'll be trying that one next, for a friend who had a little girl last Thursday. Calvin also wants me to put a pom pom on top. As I said, I finished this at practice last night, and one of the coaches saw it and practically begged me to make one for him. :) So, Calvin and I will go back to Loop and he'll pick out some yarn for Dave's hat.

Now, about those bones....
On Friday, Caleb slipped on the ice on his way to school. He hopped home (he had only made it to the next door neighbor), and said, "Mama? I fell down." I took one look at his now very swollen ankle and paged the doc. She said to take him to the ER or the clinic, so I took him over to the Urgent Care clinic. Two hours and four x-rays later, we were sent home with crutches and a boot, with instructions to call later on in the day for the final radiologist report. That came back as a possible distal fibula fracture (and it is) and instructions to see an orthopaedic doctor. We did so on Monday morning, and Caleb now has a cool black cast for the next six weeks. He also now is out for soccer, out for the snowboarding/ski club at school, and out for the next few scout campouts. :( The cast is a chick magnet, though. :)

5 comments:

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Oh my girls already?! I hope he is doing okay - chick magnet aside! And the hat is kewl!

Gwen said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear about Caleb! :(

I hope his recovery goes quickly and smoothly...

PS - Judging by their pictures, I don't think any of your boys are going to need any extra help with the chicks! ;)

Yarndude said...

Isn't Malabrigo the best? I highly suggest trying out their worsted weight version. I like it much better than the chunky (although the chunky is plenty good). I still need to get around to making a Thorpe - your son's looks great!

suzee said...

Poor bunny! Hope he's on the mend, soon.

The hat is super cute.

angie.a said...

LOL@ chick magnet! Don't tell my boy, he'll be falling on purpose. ;) Hope he's doing better! The hat is adorable. Man, I should take up knitting. Is there a limit on craft hobbies in one lifetime??

ps..how are you enjoying BSG?? I see you've netflixed it!! Season 1 was my FAVE but I love all of them.