Almost an Air Bear:It really is a nuisance to knit stuffed animals, I have to say. Crochet is so much easier because you can make any shape you want, and don't usually need so many seams. But I think this may end up quite cute. It's a present for a friend's daughter, someone I haven't seen in a long time despite living in the same city (missed giving her a one-year birthday present and she's now almost two — oops).
And I finished a second pair of slippers, for me, again from Aunt Dana's Russian Boots from the calendar. These used Lamb's Pride Worsted and I love the colors. They feel really soft and yummy, too. I modified the pattern very slightly (to curve the heel a bit and to make the instep taller). However, this used 115 gm of yarn (so there's not enough left in two skeins of Lamb's Pride to make another pair. I might try grey slippers with the purple/green trim for the next pair. We'll see).
This is going to be a slightly challenging week; on Monday we take our cat Laila in for radioiodine therapy for her thyroid tumor. We'll find out Monday afternoon whether it's cancerous or not, which will not only determine the likelihood of a good outcome but also determine her dose and whether she'll be in the hospital one or two weeks. Then for two weeks after she comes home, she can't sleep with us or nose our faces. I admit that I'm fairly stressed about the whole thing.
After we drop her off I go to see my new primary care physician; on Tuesday I see the dentist (first time in mumblety-mumble years) and the optometrist. And there are other types of doctor visits to come — a total of six before we leave the country for a month at the end of April. (Time to go back to Australia to visit Rob's family and our friends.)
Well, cross your fingers for Laila, if you would. I realize she's "only" a cat, but we love her dearly.