Alexandra is still unwell, but all of her test results have come back negative, so that is a huge relief. She is in the midst of a relapse of her kidney disease (nephrotic syndrome, click on the link if you are interested in more info), and complications are always a possibility when it happens. Thank you to everyone for the kind comments left on my last post. Charlie Brown sums things up quite nicely.
All that time spent at the hospital on Thursday and Friday contributed to getting these off my needles. They are a bit too big, so I am gently felting them while I write this post. Hopefully I don't end up with Barbie slippers. And I have to say, as much as I love Noro, I was quite annoyed with it when knitting these slippers. There were at least five knots in the skein I used. Mukluk Slippers, details here.
A Silly Tradition
Today is St. Patrick's Day. In spite of the fact there wasn't an ounce of Irish blood in either of my parents, our family carried out this weird tradition when I was growing up. If you caught someone not wearing green on St. Patrick's Day you were allowed to pinch them. The pain of that tradition has stayed with me over the years, and I am still careful to make sure I have something green to wear so I am "safe." (Sorry I don't have a link for these socks. They were knit long before Ravelry came into being.)
Did anyone else do this St. Patrick's pinching tradition, or was it just our family? And what on earth does pinching someone have to do with St. Patrick?