2. This afternoon, I took Bear for his 2nd hearing test. All I can say is that God is awesome- and thank you so much to all of you who have prayed for him! His eardrums are moving, and he is hearing all the frequencies in a normal range. He is borderline, but the Dr said that that is probably because there is still some fluid draining out. But compared to the last test 6 weeks ago, he is doing wonderfully!!! We are so thankful.
3. I am 8 rows and a bind off away from finishing the "pink blob" and turning it into a shawl. However, with 1192 sts per row- that's about 9 hrs. (yes, I am unfortunately a much slower knitter than I would like. I can knit at about 35sts/minute, but I think I've been doing closer to 20sts/min on this. I suppose I should stop reading while knitting- but if I do, I'll never get any reading in- and I kinda like to read....) However, 9 hrs isn't too bad, and that means that if all goes well, I should be blocking the blob out this weekend. I am very excited to see what it really looks like.
4. I need to play chess with my son. Joel said today that he thinks Buddy is at least as good at chess as he is. I totally believe him. Buddy learned to play chess about a week ago, and it is all he has wanted to do since. He plays all day- as long as he can talk his brother and sister into playing with him! I think it's my turn to get beat. :)
5. This is my 170th post since starting to blog in 2008. I think I should have something special for that....
Leave a comment on this post before 12pm Pacific Time Friday the 21st to be entered in a giveaway for an autographed copy of my book from The Unique Sheep- "More Socks Inspired By the Lord of the Rings".
8 patterns in this book- including the 2 new ones- Faramir and Eowyn that are available no where else at this point. :D The others are One Ring, Undomiel, Mithril, Dunedain, Fangorn Forest, and Days of the King (my personal favorite). Leave me a comment telling which sock you would knit first. :)