Is the main reason some of my coworkers live on. (I may resort to making them cry here soon. It won’t take much.)
So, when last I posted, I had gone to the naturopath. I should put some fears to rest – in AZ naturopaths are as heavily regulated as “regular” MDs and must complete rigorous training and internships. In fact, one of the premiere naturopathy schools in the country is right here in the ol’ Valley of the Sun, and my naturopath went there. 🙂 In any case, she prescribed some crazy things which I dutifully took, and I did feel better, and I still do. I have run out of one of the things and we are observing to see whether I need to continue it or whether it boosted me enough, and I’m adding probiotics and homeopathy to the mix. (Turns out there are homeopathic treatments for excessive anger. Should be fun. After this last weekend of hormonally fueled Godzilla rage, I could use a little break. And prolly my family could too…)
Anyhow, I have been knitting again. I have recalculated the fronts of the ASCnH and finished them, and I have a little bit of fear that my solution will actually result in a misshapen upper back. I am toying with the idea of fixing the back and then reknitting the fronts, because the more I think about it, the surer I am that my initial (fourth or fifth try) solution won’t work. Don’t tell Lynn.
Given the size of that thing, though, and the fussiness of atalanta, I needed carry-around knitting. I scrounged up some sock yarn I’ve had for ages (Spritely Goods Sylph in Bluebell) and grabbed some needles and started some socks. I had worries that this stuff was too soft and too thin for socks and may go down a needle size (lucky I bought that smaller set when I got the first set, this time) and never wear them in shoes. In any case, the yarn is soft and pretty and it makes me happy and handknit socks are special because of their transitory nature. Or something. (Seriously thinking about ripping THAT TOO and starting with some yarn that is less softie-soft.)
(Note, the picture on the Rav link is far more accurate, colorwise.)
Also up in a little while: Tour de Fleece. I am vacationing right in the middle of the thing, so I am going to have only two weeks of spinning. I am going to attempt to spin and ply the batts I bought custom from Our Favorite Cupcake a while ago. I have been tossing around ideas for how to manage a three-ply, long random color repeat yarn without getting too much barber pole, and while having only four bobbins, plus a week’s break in the middle. Suggestions welcome.
Last, a picture of teh cute that rules my house. They don’t get to watch TV much, and when they do, it’s a production.