Monday, June 30, 2008

I have some bad news

I talked to my Mom a couple of days ago and the doctors have discovered that Parker has a rare genetic disorder. It's called Medium Chain Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency or MCADD. I know, that sounds really scary. If your curious here's a link. It's pretty serious, but manageable. If they keep a close watch on his diet and eating times he should be just fine. I'll let ya'll know if I learn anything new.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

I have baby pictures!

Check this little guy out, he's so cute!

This is my little brother Steven, his girlfriend Jamie, and Parker Earl. Everyone is home, healthy and happy. The baby is doing very well.

Thursday, June 19, 2008


I am now an Auntie for the 14th time! My little brother's first child was born late last night.

Parker Earl Liles (boy)
June 19, 2008 at 12:30
6 lbs, 5 ozs, 22 inches long
Curly hair and blue eyes.

I don't have any pictures yet. I'll upload something as soon as I get something from my brother.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

I finally got out my camera and took some pictures. So would like to see a finished object or two?

Here is my hat:

Grumperina's "Odessa" in Misti Alpaca Worsted, size 4 and 6 40" circulars, using the "magic loop" method.

Here is the hat I made for my roommate Dave. I used the same pattern I made my hubby's hat from. Shown here. The yarn is Classic Elite Inca Alpaca color #3302, it's a pretty blue with green, I bought it at Nancy's Quilt Shop here in Vegas. I used size 8 and 9 40" circulars, also using the "magic loop" method.

This picture was taken at the Boulder City Ren Fair. I was so close to finishing the hat, I was weaving in the ends in the car on the way there.

Here's what I did:

With smaller needle cast on 104 sts, knit a 2 x 2 rib for 4 1/2 inches. Then switch to larger needle, ss for 2 1/2 inches. 6 decreases (k2tog) evenly spaced around, decreasing every row until 14 sts left, cut yarn and thread thru the remaining sts, pull tight, weave ends.

I still have a few pictures to show, but I'll hold off on those (so I'll have something to post about.)