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Cold and Clear Tuesday... - Random babblings of a fiber-obsessed nutcase

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well, it *is* March, after all. We can't expect it to be 80* yet (even though it HAS been, quite a bit. I'm gonna HATE June this year, I just know it!)

ritaspins37 pointed out that I haven't mentioned spinning. She's right...I haven't tried it yet. I have a demo this weekend, and...well, I haven't had a chance to sit down at the wheel. :sigh: I'm not worried - my left hand is the forward hand, so it doesn't do a *whole* lot anyway, and *knitting* doesn't hurt (yes, it's a sock. YES, I'm taking it slow - I did maybe 6 rounds yesterday, in the course of 3 hours. I want to knit, but I do NOT want to encourage more pain. So...slow.)

Speaking of socks, I pulled out my Tsock kit (Fiber Festival) last night for a read-thru. I got it sometime last year, and put it directly into the stash, because, somehow, I had the impression that it was knit toe-up (the lovely and talented Tsarina prefers toe-up, and most of her patterns are.) Imagine my surprise when I discovered the instructions are for a CUFF DOWN sock! (I had even gone on Ravelry to read any trouble-shooting/errata...and yup - toe-up. :bangs head:) Needless to say, it has been bumped up to next-in-line. :grin: (I've just about got Sweet Geek convinced that I need Vintage. Badly. It's toe-up....guess I'll need to just suck it up and try it. :giggle:) The Tsarina set me straight - it is cuff down, with a peasant heel. She said if the heel as written doesn't fit me, she'll talk me thru modifying it - how great is that?

See, I'm a heel-flap-and-gusset girl, because they fit my foot correctly. Short-row heels...don't. I've tried - both on the CSM and by hand, and the flap and gusset heel wins hands-down. I haven't done a Peasant Heel yet, so this will be fun.

I am band-aid free on the inside of the wrist....the outside is still seeping a bit. We won't discuss the elbow - it's about the same. I can flip my hand from palm down to palm up; I have NO up and down movement. It hurts to try and pull the hand back, but I am working on it. I think it's because it isn't fully healed yet, but.....yeah. Am going to keep working on it. I can start using balm on it Friday (counting down? Me? :lol:)

I guess I should pretend to work...
Current Location: office
Current Mood: chipperchipper
spin a yarn
From:(Anonymous)
Date:March 4th, 2009 06:07 pm (UTC)

Don't spin but do knit

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When we had our sheep I did some spinning, hand spinning that is. But now that hubby has hurt his shoulders and we have no sheep I'm back to knitting on everyone else's yarn. And that's ok. Need time for sewing, quilting, crocheting and playing with the dogs.
Going to start those Kilt hose this month. Can't wait to get into them.
Do keep me on your email list though so that I can keep up with your spin. Suzanne
http://goldenyearsgal.blogspot.com
(spin a yarn)
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