Getting Back to Knitting
After slathering my right arm with massage oil for the last few days, and hanging onto the fluorite ball when I sleep at night, the possible carpal tunnel problem is down to twinges. Thank goodness!
I worked this morning on the Longhorn colored scarf for the daughter of my friend/counselor. It’s nearly done! I worked most of this afternoon and evening on one of the fingerless gloves for my online friend Tricia, who for some reason gets really cold hands while working at her computer. These are made from sock yarn (Trekking XXL) on size three needles, so it’s a loose fabric. But it fits the gauge in the pattern, and since no one will be walking on them, that should be OK, I’d think.
I’m planning on working on the other glove tomorrow, to get back on the pattern I’d established of working on a different project every day. Oh, the pattern for the gloves is from Not Just Socks by Sandi Rosner. Cool book with some cute, cute patterns.
Late in the week (Friday, maybe?) the pound of yarn for Longhorn colored socks for the husband of my friend/counselor came in. The yarn that’s making the scarf was originally ordered for the project, but I found it to be too thick. This is fingering weight, as opposed to DK weight, so that’s good. The color on the new yarn is even better than on the first yarn – lots of orange, from light to well burnt. I haven’t wound it up into balls yet, but I’m figuring on that this week. I’m hoping the pound of yarn will be enough for several pairs of Longhorn colored socks. The second pair will be for me!
I missed my friend Suna at church today – the choir sang a round as part of the offertory, in what I suspect is Latin. Since the only language I speak is English, I always used to ask Suna to translate anything non-English. I was hoping the very nice man with the operatic voice I was sitting next to might have taken Latin as part of his vocal training, but no dice. I hate singing words when I don’t know what they mean! Although since it came from our hymnal, it can’t have been too bad. And from the markings on it, we’ve sung it before. I just don’t remember what they mean!
Spring has sprung here in my part of Texas, meaning I probably won’t be wearing socks much more for a good six to nine months. Sigh. One of my online friends was complaining yesterday about the snow they’d gotten. I’d trade her our 80+ degree temps in a heartbeat!