Sunday, January 20, 2013

Just for me, part deux

I've been very busy knitting and crocheting this month, making lots of warm lovelies all for myself.  This falls under the category of self improvement of doing nice things for myself that don't involve eating.  

My Lucy Hat
oh, my beloved Lucy hat.  I love this hat so incredibly much, more than any other hat I've ever made.  I fell in love with this hat the first time I saw it worked up in my LYS.  It was a pattern in a magazine, and thanks to my very good friend over at A Call To Yarns, I was able to get a pdf of just the hat pattern.  

My fish net tam 
I cast this on back in October, and only just got it finished.  It's a cotton silk blend by Misty Eyed Alpaca that is really super soft and comfy.  

my first pair of socks, made with the same Malabrigo Rios as my Lucy Hat.  
I'd never knitted a pair of socks before, I'd always been too intimidated.  But they were actually very easy, and I could kick myself for not trying them a long time ago.  

 gorgeous crochet scarf.  
I wore it out for the first time yesterday and got so many compliments on it!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Allergy Saga

We went back to the allergist (Dr. V) to get B's results from last months blood works.  Many of my suspicions were confirmed.  She's very allergic to eggs, peanuts, many, many fruits and veggies, soy.  Right now, she's not allowed to have any fruit or legumes of any kind.  No eggs, no carrots, no beets, no raw tomato.  We have to do trials for diary, and cooked tomato.  Dairy and wheat scored low on her list of allergens, so we have not yet removed wheat from her diet, and Dr. V wants us to try adding dairy back in.  So far she's had some butter and mild cheese without a reaction.  This gives me hope!  She also was able to have some goat's milk (although she didn't care for it).  Dr. V said she also showed positive for some autoimmunity, which could be related to the reactions.  Not sure yet what that is going to mean.   Dr. V also said it was possible that she could be developing a plant protein allergy.  We stick with the current diet for 6 weeks and go back in mid Feb.  I'm hoping we can eventually add some things back in.  She likes green peas and black beans, and never had a reaction to those.  It seems like a real shame to have to cut them out.  She was also still able to eat cantaloupe.  We're supposed to be really pushing the veggies she can eat.  I'm trying, but many of them she doesn't like.  I've been able to sneak spinach in on her several times.  All I can do is keep trying.

Monday, January 7, 2013

just for me

I rarely ever make things for myself.  I sorta love the button holes on the brioche stitch scarf though, and I had enough yarn to make it wrap twice around.  So soft and warm!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Visions for 2013

I'm doing something I've never tried before.  I've made a vision board for the two areas of my life I want to focus on in the coming year.  Loving my body, and doing nice things for myself that don't involve eating or food.  I'll share it here, but I am also going to print it and keep in on my fridge.