Friday, October 19, 2007


I started an Odessa hat the other night, right before going to Knit Nite. This was the progress yesterday afternoon.

Bag from Japanese Handmade, an Etsy shop. Perfect size for this project!

Finished Odessa last night. Sorry for the crap picture, but y'all know my camera needs to be replaced, plus it's hard to get a shot of the top of your own head. The top picture is pretty much the true color.

Beadless Odessa by Grumperina from Magknits. I used Rowan Calmer in Coffee Bean. There's a small ball left over. Very soft, nice yarn to work with.
Heddy has added more nights to the Knit Nite schedule. Hope to see more people turn out over the next few weeks. (There is Knit Nite this Wednesday, none the week after cuz of Halloween, and none the week after that cuz the room was already booked. Then it resumes each Wednesday in the Liverpool Superstore Community room from 7-8 until December 19.) Trying to think of what I'll take next week already. Probably something along the line of socks/mittens/hats... Nothing that requires too much concentration to interfere with the chatting!
Took the Oldest One to the doctor yesterday. Finally, FINALLY after four years I have a doctor who says, "Yes, definitely, he's ODD as well as ADHD." That's good at the same time as being bad because it makes him very, very difficult to deal with. Apparently he rates him at a 5-6 out of ten now, and it usually becomes the most troublesome at ages 10-12. Great! Two weeks ago they increased the dose of his medication, and that does seem to have helped some. I guess it takes about a month to kick in, so this should help the current situation quite a bit. He's been having lots of trouble in school, but the past week seems to have settled down some.
On the way home we stopped at the local library, and he picked out a few books, even a couple of the Littlest One.
I have to work tonight and tomorrow. Any local knitters who want to visit me and take a boo at the yarn, I'll be there!
Happy knitting!


Anonymous pat said...

I like the swirls of Odessa!

2:32 PM  
Blogger Dorothy said...

Troy had ODD and ADHD, so I know what you are going through. He is on Concerta (slow release ritalin, basically) and Risperdal (for behaviour). Good Luck!!!
Gonna make it to knit nite one of these nites!

4:10 PM  
Blogger lexa said...

He takes Concerta 54, just got upped from 36, which had just got upped from 27 the end of last school year. The doctor mentioned Risperdal, which I already researched, but doesn't want to do that only as a last resort since he could gain 40lbs, and he's overweight now. I'd like to totally avoid that one, unless once he gets 10-12 years old and all hell breaks loose! (He also takes one chlonidine 0.1mg in the evening around 6-6:30 or he won't go to bed til like midnight.)

I can handle the ADHD, it's the ODD that causes the main problems. All the back-talk, sass, arguing, and the, "It's MY way or no way -- I make the rules, you don't," that drives me INSANE!

5:05 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

Love the hat! It looks great with the beads as well. I might make one for one of my girls and I think I will use the beads.

10:08 AM  
Blogger Miss Tonia said...

Love the Odessa. I have some multi purple angora waiting to become an Odessa.

Good luck with Oldest Ones meds. I used to work in a medical clinic, and we helped children with these conditions.

11:51 AM  
Blogger Shannon said...

The Odessa is beautiful - amazing!! I hope your oldest one is continuing to settle down in school - it is so hard on them (and on mom of course too). I hope things continue to get better :-)

4:26 PM  
Blogger Alisha said...

I like the hat...great!

I am glad you have a diagnosis. It is a relief I am sure but hard at the same time. Sounds like your on top of it all.

11:24 AM  

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