Thursday, May 1, 2008

Ups & Downs

I finished these socks awhile ago hoping it would break my Mo-Jo spell but I don't think it did much in that department. I don't know what to call them, maybe "swamp" or "seaweed" socks? My girls don't even want them so that tells me to never take a colorway for granted. What looks pretty in a hank can really change when knit up. My picture taking ability lately is on the fritz as well, I just can't get good enough lighting and my editing stinks too.

The pattern I used is Tidal Wave from SWTC's site. It was a fun, easy knit but I did the foot section plain as usual. I'm just a picky gal who doesn't like the feel of a textured pattern on my foot when I wear shoes. The yarn felt a lot softer after running it thru the washer. The tencel I guess gave it sort of plastic-y feel when I was knitting them up so I was happy with that at least. These were made out of All Things Heather in Grapevine. I'll wear them around the house I guess.

This is one reason why I haven't been posting much lately.

I have a problem with my right wrist every so often. If I over do anything like scrubbing I end up in ex-cru-ciating pain for days. I often clean house without any problems, but I must've done something to make it flare up. I couldn't type or KNIT and I had to use my left hand for the TV remote. Total bummer. Lot's of Ben Gay and keeping my wrist brace on helps though.

I've also had a terrible week of migraines. Miserable. That's Me. I haven't had any this bad in a long time - at least not for this many days in a row. It's been rough. Even now my eyes feel watery and my head feels like it's too heavy to hold up for long. I've just been sleeping and resting as much as I can. Migraines almost force you to take that downtime whether you want to or not. How come it's easy to get ideas of things to knit when you can't really do it?

PS. To add to my "crush" list when I was (much) younger: Captain James T. Kirk of the Starship Enterprise. Wow was he hot.

PSS. Jeanne!! Sorry I missed your call! I'll get back to you as soon as my head stops throbbing....


knittinwolf said...

Love the socks...I think they're the pattern! So sorry to hear you're down too. Yucky migraines! My right wrist is the one that gets to hurtin' too...right down the inner right side..ouchy! Sending you hugs and ya

Anna said...

I hope you're feeling better soon! Wrist pain and migraines are bad on their own, but together...

I love the color of the socks!

Nat Red Knits said...

I love those socks, you can name them seaweed if you want (tongue in cheek only). I think they are very pretty!!
I think you are in a slump is all. You have a boo boo on your wrist and a boo boo in your head. It is enough to make anyone not feel like knitting.
Plus it is warm weather time. This is the time for light and easy projects, socks and dishcloths.

I have been on a massive overtime list lately hence my absence.
Call me back when ever you feel able. I am on OT tonite so not too early in the am...LOL