Wednesday, May 14, 2008

In the merry, merry month of May...

These are the little baby hats and socks I've been working on for the afghans for Afghans May 19 campaign for newborns. As you can see, I still have one matching sock to finish. If I get it finished tonight, I can ship these Priority tomorrow. If not, I will send them in for the next campaign. Probably the latter.

The hats are my Infant Earflap Hats without the earflaps and the socks are Sherie's Simply Sweet Socks. I was playing around with stripes and contrast heels with the brown-and-pink and brown-and-blue color schemes. They were fun to knit, but lately I've been either too tired to knit or simply haven't been in the mood.

Not in the mood? How can that be possible?

Last week my 5-year-old was hit by a car, not 20 feet from our front door, right before our eyes. He is fine, only minor bumps and scrapes, but it scared us all very badly. Hubby, myself and several neighbors standing in the street watched the young woman carelessly and needlessly reverse her car into him, sitting stationary there on his bike. If we hadn't all been shouting at her and gesturing madly, she wouldn't have stopped with the boy and his bike merely wedged under her bumper.

This week I am researching law and ordinance. Apparently the street on which I live is private property, and the authorities on the scene told me they do not enforce traffic laws on private property.

Words cannot describe how I feel about this.

Our Mother's Day barbeque was especially sweet this year. I am grateful that my son and my mother are here to celebrate with me, and I can't ask for anything more.


Restless Knitter said...

OMG that's terrible! I'm so glad your son wasn't badly hurt.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry that your son was hit by a car. (((hugs))) to you mama. Thanks for stopping in and posting even with so much going on. Your always so inspiring. Hope you feel better soon. Oh and CUTE hats and socks!

Chris said...

So glad your son is OK.

Diane said...

What a horrible experience for you, your family and your neighbors. I'm glad your son wasn't badly hurt. When you think about what could have happened it's overwhelming.

Unfortunately the police are correct. They enforce traffic laws on private property because the traffic laws regulate local, state and federal roadways only.

This is why I'm currently involved in a small claims court case with the lady who backed her suv out of a parking space at Walmart and caused $2800.00 to my car. Her response when asked to pay for the damage? "Well I've got to pay for my car (back bumper has a dozen scratches) so I think it's only right that you pay for yours. Not like I hit someone pushing a shopping cart."

Sometimes it's so easy to hate people!

Ari said...

Well, Diane, if the officer at the scene of our incident is to be believed, even if the woman who backed into you HAD hit someone pushing a shopping cart, she could still argue the case and most likely get away with it. This is why I'm doing my research. It doesn't seem right to me that people could get away with such utter lack of personal responsibility for their actions.

Heidi said...

Oh no, you must have been so scared. I am so glad your son was not badly hurt.

Ann said...

Thank goodness your son is alright. By the way, the hats & socks look great & I can understand your non-knitting mood after what happened. Have a good weekend.


Goodness! What an ordeal you've been through. People seem to be in another world while they're driving anymore! That woman needs to slow herself down and see what's going on around her!
Thank-God your son is all right!