Gifts and Wool
My husband and son were in Italy last week while I stayed home and enjoyed a quiet house, you do know how much I love being home. Anyways, I googled ONE yarn shop in Florence and sent the address to my son. I gave the parameters of what I was interested in. Fingering weight or lace weight, 100% wool or animal fibers.
One day last week while they were in Florence my husband called and said 'okay, what do you want?'
Another knitter would have had the information burned into their soul! We had a long detailed conversation then I asked to talk to my son who does some knitting to make sure I was being clear.
I am thrilled with the wool and the color they picked for me! I have about 1000 yards and could squeak out a sweater. Super excited. I love the rosary and notebook too.
Sadly, I suddenly and I mean suddenly came down with a nasty sinus infection earlier this week. I saw the nurse practitioner ENT who stated not only was it a sinus infection but my ear was full of fluid. I started some meds but honestly I haven't felt this crappy in a long time. My teeth hurt something fierce and I have a fear of dentistry so the aches make my worrying excessive.
I wanted to stay home and sit and worry today. My sister told me firmly to go to the gym and exercise and be active. She was right (I even told her she was right!). Exercising broke the worry cycle! Miracle, or maybe the prayers I said on my new rosary did the trick.
I am starting to feel a wee better and I'm staying on tylenol for a few days.
I picked up some handspun wool during the summer that is not in the data base on Ravelry. The wool has some alpaca in it and is delightful to pick up and knit.
As you can see, I'm doing a cowl for me. After I cast on 204 stitches I purl three rounds then knit three rounds and I'll repeat those six rows until the end of the yarn is near. I'll end the cowl with three purl rounds before casting off.
I wanted something squishy and brainless to knit!