Sunday, January 12, 2014

Yet more hats

This weekend I finished two hats which are for a friend of mine and her partner. One of them is made from stash yarn that she gave me, which I thought she'd appreciate -

She's going back to the Northern hemisphere soon, so hopefully they'll come in handy! I used the same pattern for both (Washington Square Hat from Metropolitan Knits) but they look really different eh?

In other news, TLM is very unhappy about starting her school holiday programme tomorrow. When I pressed her, she revealed that it's because there's a mean girl who is is horrible to her - a bully who hasn't hit TLM yet but keeps threatening to. So when I sign her in tomorrow I'll have to have a talk to the manager about keeping an eye on them. I'll also have to reinforce to TLM that she'll need to be assertive and clear about telling the caregivers when the mean girl gets out of line.

And last of all, my mum has the dreaded shingles - at 89! I've heard it's a terrible affliction to get even if you're in the flush of otherwise-best health. For someone like her it must be intolerable. And the pain meds actually make her feel worse, so it's back to the doctor's tomorrow.

4 comments:

kiwiyarns said...

Cool hats! Poor TLM. My own suffers from similar issues and I had to move him from the programme he likes because of a boy there. I hope the girl is sorted out!
And get well soon wishes to your mum. That is not a nice thing to have at all.

Amanda said...

Oh no! Shingles is awful. I hope your mum gets better soon.

And poor TLM. The staff at the programme need to clamp down on that sort of behaviour hard.

Violet said...

thanks - I've never had shingles but have told by several that its just the worst. She got a new set of pills to try for the pain. but she keeps talking to laypeople who mention some magic injection or tablet that makes it all go away which is very annoying because of course they don't say what it's actually called!

I talked to the programme manager about the girl whose being so troublesome and she's going to keep an eye on her. Got my fingers crossed it sorts itself out soon...

Violet said...

thanks - I've never had shingles but have told by several that its just the worst. She got a new set of pills to try for the pain. but she keeps talking to laypeople who mention some magic injection or tablet that makes it all go away which is very annoying because of course they don't say what it's actually called!

I talked to the programme manager about the girl whose being so troublesome and she's going to keep an eye on her. Got my fingers crossed it sorts itself out soon...