At the Still Point of the Turning World
Residency is over, NOW what? (While I'm waiting for the answer, I'll get some spinning done....)

Tuesday, October 08, 2002


Remember the 19 year-old first-time mother I was fretting over? Well, she came in for her postpartum visit today:

(I erased the baby's name, to protect confidentiality.) Hard to believe I was ready to tear my hair out over her, isn't it? The little girl already looks like her mother--tough, spunky and sweet.

Oh, and here is the SOAR vest so far. I'm about 3 inches from the neck shaping, and I have to do the two front halves. Hope I have enough yarn....

On my post-call day, I plied some lovely merino/bombyx yarn, handpainted by Nancy Finn of Chasing Rainbows. The colors are deep and Southwestern-inspired--rich bronze, deep mauve, gold and flashes of dark sage green:

For Operation Cathouse, I think I have a solution for enclosing the upper balcony. Cat Fence In makes a braket-and-wire fencing system that keeps cats contained within a yard or balcony. I think it will work, although I'll have to plant some window boxes to disguise the upper portion of the screen. Watch this space....