Since you are all probably waiting on pins and needles... ;) doc says all of my organs are functioning properly and that I bruised my ribs. We did have a minor discussion regarding his knowledge of where my gallbladder, pancreas, liver, etc. was located and if he was really pushing on them. You know, just in case he wasn't sure (having a medical degree and all) I was obliged to explain the digestive system to him and how it works. Yes. My doctor does love me. I usually can get him to laugh pretty loud while I'm there. Always a plus. How did I bruise my ribs to the degree that my whole side was hurting?? Has to be the pie-athon. This doesn't surprise me as I thought I had a sprain/strain to begin with. I once herniated a disc in my back from canning. I mean a bad herniation that required surgery. Yeah. Canning. Apparently if you sit on the couch and don't move for a long period of time and then get up and do something strenuous, things can break. he he
ANYway, I'm actually feeling a lot better since I know I'm not going to die ..... yet.
I was able to spin a little more of the Malina. I'm done with one bobbin, so I need to spin one more and then I can ply it and see if I got close to my worsted weight goal for the button-up neck warmer. See the pretty bits of fluff?
I also started the On Hold socks for the Wendy KAL, using that turquoise donegal tweed I dyed. Remember???
I'm making these in a size 7 and 1/2 so I can't model them on my ginormous size 9 feet or the sock blockers. They are going to be for my mother-in-law, Mary Ann. So . . . Mary Ann, if you are reading this - pretend you didn't see this picture! I'm using my size 1 Harmony dpns . . . well, four of them. The fifth needle is a rosewood. Remember when I lost the needle in the couch and "scanned" Paul for it? Well, I did find it the next morning and it was NOT broken . . that is, until later in the day when I leaned over on the couch and broke it with my hand. Yes. Harmonies do come in "lots" of six. I broke the first one upon opening the package and pulling them out. How's that for excitement?
Here's a close-up of the tweedy bits of the donegal tweed.
Kind of has a kettle-dyed appearance with tweed mixed in. What do you think? It's not this green, though. The picture above more closely resembles the color of the socks.
I have until the end of the month to finish these, so I may let them linger and get back to some of my bigger stuff like Hey Teach and the Collared Tee. Oh, and the Frock Camisole I haven't started yet. And Swallowtail. Poor Swallowtail with only ten rows left. Hey! Where the heck is Swallowtail? Okay. That's going to bother me all day until I get home! ;)