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Today I live in a world that doesn’t have Great Gran in it. Thank you for all of your kind thoughts and words and prayers. It’s been good to know that y’all are out there.

Ellie is going to be a witch for Halloween. And I’m going to take a little bit of a break.

I’ll be back when the octopus prototype is finished.

Hospital. Still.

OK. Still in the hospital. They are trying some new stuff. So y’all keep your fingers crossed.

And I finished Ellie’s costume on the day I stayed home, but I haven’t been home long enough since then to take a picture. Whew.

A Political Note From the Kitchen Table of Emily Ivey

I got out the big camera for you!


So far so good! I got all the legs joined together like I thought they would and I’ve only had to back up twice on the body shaping. Which is pretty good for me. I think I’ve made a mistake and have too many leg stitches to deal with for his bottom and his legs might be too long in general, but that’s why you make a prototype! Easy fixes for octopus v.2.

Great Gran is MUCH better! She slept for about 36 hours straight and woke up more like herself (I got a lot of knitting done while watching her sleep). Not on the octopus though, I need all my brain for him since he’s new. Cross your fingers that Great Gran will go home at the end of the week! I’m headed back over there to spend the night in a few hours (Mom and I are taking turns) with half a bear to finish and an elephant to start.

I also managed to make chocolate chip cookies this morning and I’m not sharing a single one with Congress. You hear that? NO COOKIES FOR YOU.