I changed my mind.
The Little Child’s Sock didn’t speak to me when I saw it in Knitting Vintage Socks – I think it was the awful turquoise-coloured yarn – but I saw Stacey’s version in green and that was much more like it! I then spotted another green pair over at Flickr and tracked them down to Mustaa villaa (Black Wool in Suomi).
I composed most of this post during Wednesday morning. That evening, my dad received a phone call from “She Who Will Not Be Named” informing him that my grannie was being released from hospital the next day. Great for her. Not so good for my dad.
Despite having been told by the doctor just the day before that he had laryngitis and he must rest for at least a week, my dad offered to pick her up and stay with her until the weekend.
I also wanted to say thank you all for all your good wishes and thoughts for my grannie and the rest of my family. I don’t know if you believe in the power of prayer/thoughts/good vibes (there have been studies and counter-studies proving and then disproving it) but it helped me to cope, and the good news is it looks like my grannie will be able to live independently for the immediate future.