Monthly Archives: December 2006

Okay 2006, go away now.


It is with great joy that I bid adieu to 2006. While it was not an a-w-f-u-l year, it was a tiring and taxing year. For the first time in my life I rather feel like Father Time. Too bad it is beyond a doubt that I will not wake up in the morning as Baby New Year. Wholeheartedly I welcome 2007 and the possibility it brings. While I realize that time is an artificial construct (Gregorian vs. Julian) and can be manipulated, I still look forward to a new beginning and a New Year. Emily said what I wanted to say, in a very lovely, very civilized way. I am feeling neither lovely nor civilized at this point.

To sum up: 2006, if you were a guy I would break up with you and make sure my phone number was unlisted.

To all of you dear sweet people, you have made 2006 the most wonderful year it could possibly be. I am forever indebted to you and your kindnesses. Thank you.

Much love-


ps: I have been contemplating knitting from the (epic) stash for 2007. Not firm yet, but stocking up online all the same. Shameless hoarder that I am. Truly I cannot decide if it is virtuous or foolish. Thoughts?

pps: Happy Birthday Cara! You are a fantastic force in this world.

ppps: Guess where I am off to in April? That’s right, Sock Camp!

Fleece Navidad


Peace on Earth, Goodwill to All. Thank you to all who I have come to know through this funny thing called a blog. I am a richer woman for it. You have buoyed me when I thought it was not possible. Thank you. The picture is of my favorite view in the whole, entire world. I will tell you more about it next week. With much love and gratitude for you all and my family, I leave you with a most spectacular Saturday Sky. Merry Christmas.
Much Love to All-
ps: Doesn’t this sunset look like Chanticleer?



I am not supposed to know that this box is here, nor I am supposed to know what is in it. Kind of tricky not to know it was here, as I was the one who got the mail today. Also tricky to not know what is in it because I put it on my list for Christmas. Very exciting and VERY wonderful of Santa to make my wish come true.

Better Every Day


Thank you all for the love both in the comments and the emails. It really does make a difference and Angus loves that people are sending him wishes and love. While he doesn’t understand blogging, he does know that Mom-Mom has friends all over the world and those friends send their love.

Angus is back at school today without a parent. Huge breakthrough for us all. He is a bit anxious and nervous, but we all are at this point. Today is crazy sock day at school, so I had to Waterloo the toes this morning and send him in his hand knit socks (knit in Blue & White Regia Nation self striping). It was a bit of a Keystone Cops moment when Angus put them on- they are much more slippery than he is used to and he was flopping around like a codfish, nearly cracking his head open. Thank goodness he didn’t!

Green & White Regia Nation self striping for Duncan- all that is left is the toe on one and the foot and toe on the second. When I get both socks to the same place I am going to put the two socks on two circs and do the toe shaping at the same time. Seems like a great way to test run the 2 socks on 2 circs thing, plus it is less scary than doing two whole socks at the same time. Funny that I can give my kid injections and blood tests, which doesn’t scare me but doing two socks at the same time makes me nervous. The other thing that I find hysterical is that after six years of feeding my family organic healthy food, artificially sweetened things are a godsend. Heh.

Now for some stash enhancement. Ahem. The stash enhancement was done before all this fun started and arrived in the middle of it- PERFECT. Back to the stash enhancement…some Koigu from Allison at Simply Sock Yarn- go give her some love, she is just found out she is going to be a Mamma!!!!!! Oh and go give High Energy Jenny some love, she just became a Mamma! The other stash enhancement was LOTS of Socks that Rock. From left to right-Henpecked (must make hub socks out of that one!),Chanticleer, 24 Karat, Ruby Slippers,and Love in Idleness.

I had never seen the Socks that Rock in Heavy Weight, oh my it is beautiful. It would be downright dreamy to make a cardigan (in Ruby red) out of it. Pricey but dreamy!
Have a wonderful day everyone.

The post I don’t want to write.


There has been much sock knitting and birthday fun and holiday preparations. That is not what we are going to talk about today. We are going to talk about what happened at Angus’ 6 year old annual physical. How I wish that we could talk about something fun, soon we will, but not today. Through some discussion with the pediatrician about some odd behavior on Angus’ part (frequent, uncommon for him bedwetting) we did some tests and discovered that our sweet little boy has Type One diabetes. Diabetes, people. Pause. Not caused by behavior or lifestyle- Angus’ ticket just got punched. Only 10% of people who have diabetes have Type One.

We spent all day Thursday at Children’s Hospital National Medical Center in Washington DC. They took fabulous care of us. Angus is on insulin, three shots a day and thankfully the insulin is working. I am the one doing the blood tests and injections, which I am fine with. When I was pregnant with Duncan I had to inject myself 2 times a day with blood thinner.

We are rattled, sad, angry and very grateful we caught this so very early. Most people when they are diagnosed are so sick they need hospitalization; we were fortunate that in addition to all the other things hospitalization was not required.

The bad news: Angus is diabetic. The good news is that we caught it very early and our little boy is with us.

Love to all