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It's ironic that I wrote about my Kristi socks last week because they are basically the only knitting I've done in the past week. It seems that lately every time something happens in the family I'm working on a cabled sock. When my aunt died I knit my Cabled Highway Socks on the drive to the funeral.
On Monday my grandfather was admitted to the hospital. We had brought him over for lunch earlier in the day and had a really great time. He doesn't recognize most of us anymore, but he knows we are important and likes to spend time with us. My sister, who is studying to be a nurse, gave him a manicure which had to be one of the cutest things I've ever seen.
Monday night I did a lot of knitting waiting to see how he was. It was a rough night, which meant that I got a lot of knitting done. Tuesday brought better news and we had a really good day with him in the hospital. He is really sick, but he was mentally engaged and kept watching me knit. I sat next to him watching the World Cup and he found me way more entertaining than the television. At one point I let him look at it and he would not give it back for a full five minutes. It was a great moment.
I'm almost done with the leg on the first sock. Which is a big deal for me not only because they're Cookie A socks, but because I'm not a cuff-down sock knitter. But I'm loving these, and I'm knitting in hopeful and happy vibes into them in the hopes that I can wear them next time I go visit my grandfather.