Sunday, January 8, 2017
Yopping Update #28
I don't have much to report - one finished object - my Runic hat which has come in very handy this week what with the cold snap we are in.
My Scottish Hap is coming along, I need ABSOLUTE peace and quiet to work on it, putting in life-lines every eight rows or so. Counting the stitches after every row. But I figure if I can keep up with about 8 rows a day I'll be finished by the end of the month.
My 2nd peace cowl is my peaceful knitting and I am loving how it looks. I already have a recipient in mind to gift this one to.
I finished one turkish bed sock and I am 1/2 way through the 2nd. This is a fun knit, simple, and yet I have learned a new construction. The pattern and wool was a gift from a student I had for four years and we have maintained a good friendship since over the past five years.
This week I also had lunch with another student I had for six years. It was so great to catch up with her, reminisce about our years together and delight in her progress at art school She is very talented and I am proud to say I knew her when. I have one of her drawings beside my bed.
Stay tuned. We will be hearing more from her in the years to come.
Swimming was a bit kiboshed this week because I have an ear infection. Really? On top of my sore back, now I have an ear infection?
Good news - I don't have osteoporosis.
Bad news - So why do I have three compression fractures and such a sore back?
Good News - I am being sent to a back specialist for further investigation.
Bad News - I have to do weight bearing exercise and swimming doesn't count.
Good News - I like to walk.
Bad News - It is fricking cold outside!!
So today I will wrap up on the couch with blankets to keep warm, a heating pad on my sore back, ear drops for my ear infection and knit ALL DAY.
Have a great week Dear Readers.
It can only be up-hill from here!