Tuesday, November 21, 2006

All done but the closure

This one is DONE! Well, I need to wait until the clasps get here to sew them on, but otherwise, I'm calling it done.

In the meantime, I've knit 2 fun things with linen yarn, and started a red scarf out of some yummy alpaca.

Yesterday was NOT a good day for my brain. I realized that I not only will be short of the lighter blue for Kim's sweater, I can't figure out if I have enough natural (cream) for her sweater either! You see, when I purchased the 2 cones of yarn, they were totaled into one lump sum of 23.2 ounces on the sales receipt. I didn't weigh to see how much each one weighed before I started knitting. As far as I know, Brown Sheep Naturespun doesn't come on any size other than 1 pound cones. I do know there was more of the natural than the winter blue. The problem also comes in that I can't get the totals to match what I started with, what I used, and what I have left (this is where it makes my head hurt!)

My scale here at home says the sweater weighs 1.3 pounds, which is about 20.8 ounces. I know I used at the most 4.5 ounces of the dark blue (that one is easy to figure out, 2 complete 1.75 ounce skeins, and a little bit of the next.) That leaves 16.3 ounces left for the light blue and cream. The kicker? I have 11.6 ounces of the coned yarn left. Do you see my problem here? It does not compute. According to that, I would have purchased about 28 ounces originally. I've no clue. Perhaps my scale isn't as accurate as I think? New batteries?

So, how much yarn do I actually NEED for the sweater? How the heck would I know!

Minor rant, our insurance, in its infinite wisdom, will not pay when we see a Physician's Assistant. They didn't TELL US about this, just started refusing to pay when it happens. Kind of silly, as it saves them money -- the hospital or doctor's office doesn't charge the same as for a doctor. But anyway, we got notice yesterday that they don't want to pay for those services at the first Emergency Room visit. sigh I've called the hospital, they will resubmit using the supervising doctor's name.

Our insurance doesn't like the dosage I need to keep reflux under control. I have to take a double dose. So, I had to go to a "normal" dose to see what happens. Ta-dah! Asthma attacks. My lungs don't LIKE inhaling stomach acid (for some strange reason!) I went back to my normal dose, but the lungs still aren't happy.


AlisonH said...

That is so gorgeous. I really, really like that pattern. Sorry about the insurance--I'm about to discover the joys of Blue Cross, my DH's company having dropped our HMO for next year. Ouch.

The Spindling Scot said...

Lovely :-)

I am so glad we do not have the worry of medical insurance, especially since they always seem so good at wiggling out of paying up.