Thursday, October 25, 2007
Thursday's Knitting Question, and Mom
Thanks to everybody who left suggestions on my last post; I really appreciate it. (And TC, I don't know how Maura handles everything she has on her plate, either.) The felting idea had actually occured to me shortly after I wrote that post, but I'm glad so many other people confirmed it.
Question: Can felted wool be cut like any other fabric? I have a small ball of wool I'd like to knit up to be felted; my question is whether I should a) knit up the whole thing, felt it, and then cut it into pieces to sew into cat toys, or b) knit and felt one toy at a time. The first option would be easier, if it's possible.
Meanwhile, Mom's still in the hospital. Today she'll be transferred to a skilled nursing facility, where they'll work on building up the strength she'll need to go home. Yesterday she received two transfusions of blood because of very low hemoglobin: they aren't sure what's causing that, and at some point she'll have more tests to figure it out (but her doctor told her she can wait on those). When I called her last night, she'd just had a very scary breathing episode: she'd gotten up to go to the bathroom and suddenly found herself so unable to catch her breath that she called out for help, whereupon a bunch of nurses rushed into the room. They gave her some sort of breathing treatment -- Mom doesn't retain medical information and couldn't tell me what it was -- and she's been breathing more easily since then.
Thanks, again, to everyone who's sent us encouraging thoughts. Please keep those prayers coming!