Drastically and unapologetically OT

Ok... slightly apologetically....

I will be taking our (almost) 3-year old daughter in for some medical tests tomorrow morning. Although I'd rather not post too many details in a public entry, if you are the type to pray/hope/etc. we would appreciate it.

The tests are intended to confirm a diagnosis that could be relatively minor or extremely major - needless to say, we're concerned.

EDIT: We went and took tests this morning - blood, urine & some x-rays. They all went reasonably well. Especially since almost-3-year-olds are notorious for not peeing on command :-) Thank you for all of your kind words and thoughts - I'll post some kind of an update when we find something out.

Perhaps a pic of my most recent FO pulls the post slightly into the "on topic" range? It is the third of my "Habitat" hats (from Brooklyntweed's pattern). Knitted in Rowan's Cacoon (80% Merino Wool & 20% Kid Mohair) -- wonderful stuff, although it turned out quite a bit bigger than my first two. This is intended to be the "sample" hat for our LYS, where I may be teaching a class on the pattern in January.

Grace and peace,


cappyknit's picture

Your family is in my prayers, hope everything turns out ok.

TomH's picture

I carry you and your family in my heart.

PhilNmtl's picture

holding you, your daughter and your family in thought and prayer. Thanks for allowing us to support you in this way.

rvicarus's picture

Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers tonight, tomorrow, as long as you need...

All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well - Julian of Norwich

Peace and Blessings...
~ Rob

ronhuber's picture

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers, Tim. I hope you can feel this huge hug that is going out to all of you.

rc_in_sd's picture

Sending you and your family hope and prayers, Tim.
Warm regards,

ManMadeKnits's picture

*sends vibes*

"The only sin is mediocrity." --Martha Graham

YugiDean's picture

I can empathize. I had been given some incredibly dour news by my doctor who referred me elsewhere for testing of my own. Fortunately, everything turned out to be as good as possible under the circumstances and the prognosis is a minor and brief period of annoyance (preceded by nerve-racking uncertainty, of course).

Make of that what you will, but my wish for you is nothing worse than that. I hope your diagnostics reveal a minor nuisance for your daughter at worst.

"Men can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as they can from a lack of bread." --Richard Wright


You've certainly got all my prayers. A big cyber hug to all of you with my hopes for good news.

Wonderful thoughts and hope being sent to you and your family.

MMario's picture

Having just gone through a nail-biting session in very similar circumatance with a great-niece you are in my hthoughts and prayers.

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation

QueerJoe's picture

Seems perfectly on-topic for a group that's this supportive. Count my prayers and good thoughts in with the rest.

crmartin's picture

Hope and prayers for a favorable outcome. You and yours are in my thoughts.



steve kadel's picture

peace and wellness to you and yours

we put birds on things

hsfg's picture

HI, our group is adding her and all your family to our prayer list.......

captin_jack's picture

Tim, you are in my prayers as well.

Also, what size needles did you use with the cocoon, and how much larger did it get? I've been wondering what to do with some of my leftover cocoon yarn, and I love the first hat I made with the correct size yarn.

teejtc's picture

I cast on the Habitat with US7 (bamboo) and knit the "body" of the hat with US8 (wood). The Cacoon ended up being about 3/4 of an inch longer and about an inch bigger around than the previous 2 I made.

If I used the cacoon again, I might cast on with US5 and knit with US6 or US7.. It's a fairly stretchy pattern so a little tighter isn't bad.

Grace and peace,

teejtc's picture

Oh.. and it took a little over a skein of the Cacoon to finish the hat.

VTandPTguy's picture

Tim- As you say so often and so beautifully: "Grace and peace" .... to you and your family.

NonStopAndrew's picture

Sending good thoughts.

Habitat is a really well written pattern, isn't it. I've made three myself in between other projects - and they all look great on the people I gave them to. Nice work.

thought I would find something interesting on this site about knitting - seems it is a gay men's site, and some of them knit, others network, tell their sad stories about relationships gone south, and ask for the best places to go for gay pride.

teejtc's picture

I agree it is a great pattern. My original copy was missing a couple of Knit stitches in the one row of the chart, but once I got that figured out it's great! The ONLY drawback is that none of the rows are repeated -- I have to pay very close attention to the charts, they don't come naturally to me.

You're right though... awesome pattern!

Grace and Peace,