Saturday, August 26, 2006

Mission Accomplished

My mother-in-law is none the worse for her quick little trip to the hospital on Thursday. My mission was to get her through it comfortably and to take good care of her. Well, I'm proud of myself because I think I did an excellent job. See for yourself, I took a picture of her this morning.

Cynthia - my precious mother-in-law

Cynthia is 82 years old. She's been a Cub Scout leader since before I was born and is still very active with the Cubs. She's working on her second generation of boys now. She also knits, and isn't afraid to try new things when she does. Here's some of her work.

Pattern Info for the Galaxy Shawl

A few people have expressed an interest in the pattern for this shawl. First of all, the original pattern's name is Spiral Octagon Shawl. I just named it my Galaxy shawl because the spirals looked like a galaxy and because the deep dark color. Anyway, reader Cathy has been in contact with Interweave Knits regarding this pattern and has given me permission to share her research with you all. Thanks Cathy enthusiastic waving.

The Summer 1998 issue is available, even though it is not listed on the Interweave website. Instead, you can call them at 1-800-272-2193. The cost for the magazine is $5.95 plus $4.45 for shipping and handling. If you prefer to send a check or money order, please send it to Interweave Press, 201 E 4th St, Loveland, CO 80537.


  1. I'm glad she's doing well!!

  2. Can you ask Cynthia if she knows of any Scouting related knitting patterns?