Thursday, July 23, 2009

Battered, Bruised & Pink...

Last week I started a Flower Power Elephant. It was supposed to be for one of my nieces but Paisley decided she wanted a pink elephant and decided it was for her. He/she only had all but 2 legs missing as of last night so on this rainy Wednesday evening I decided to make him/her other 2 legs. My poor Paisley fell tonight and smacked her face on the asphalt. I heard her crying from outside, so I ran to the door to find her bloody which freaked me out (I tried to stay calm). I guess she fell so hard she made her nose bleed. I think she's going to be bruised up, the nose is already starting. I was frightened at first that she may have broke her nose when she first came in. My nose was broken when I was 11 and I had to have surgery to brake it back in place. She seems fine now though, snoozing away beside me here, I'm hoping the fact that her elephant's finished and with her in the morning when she wakes up will make her smile. I felt so bad for her tonight.

So here I am still awake, I wanted to keep an eye on her and besides that I'm trying to finish up Ron's laundry that is in the dryer so he has some clean clothes tomorrow. I think I'll be able to go to bed soon though, I can't wait for that stuff to be dry and I can bring in up in the basket and put it on the table for him. Tomorrow I will fold and put away (did I mention how much I HATE putting laundry away?).

Back to the Elephant. I knit it on 4mm needles because I used some worsted weight yarn, just some left over knit picks swish (in bubblegum pink) that I had left over from the pinwheel sweater I made. Next time, I think I'll knit it a bit tighter on smaller needles, maybe 3 1/4mm.

What a cool summer so far, and very wet. I'm hoping next week will bring just a little bit warmer temperatures and maybe a little mores sun. The girls and I are going to be staying up at my parent's in Owen Sound for the week and I'd like to go to Sauble Beach with them and my sister and her kids for the afternoon. Whatever the weather though, I'm sure we/they will have fun.


sue said...

The little elephant is very cute. I hope she feels better soon and doesnt have too much bruising.

Knit and Purl Mama said...

What an adorable little elephant!

Poor Paisley! I hope she feels better soon.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Poor munchkin, elephant is cute