April 17, 2013

What a Beautiful Day

Today was a lovely, lovely day.  The sun was shining and the grass is so green I'm actually starting to believe I can pack away my coats.  I've been seeing daffodils everywhere and it won't be long before my Mother's Day tree starts sprouting pretty pink flowers.

I love Spring, I really do.  And even though there's still a chill in the air in the morning when I leave for work and in the evening when I come home, at least I get to show off my hand knit sweaters when I run across the street to get lunch.  Pretty soon I'll be able to sit outside and eat my lunch in the park across the street.

Unfortunately, very little knitting is happening.  The physical therapy is two steps forward, one step back.

This post is about the skein on the right, Cherry Tree Hill Supersock in Spring Frost.  When I purchased the skein, I thought it would turn into a striped sock with straight stripes, not a barber pole stripe, but I like how the stripes turned out in this sock:

Then I started sock #2 and it didn't barber pole:

I don't know what I did differently that made the second sock look so different.  My personal preference is to have both socks kind of look like each other more than they actually do, but I happen to have a family member who would wear these socks.  Yes, I do.

My son happens to love hand knit socks, no matter the color, or if they match.  I love that about him.  He wears them to play basketball, mow the grass (which he did today), and he especially loves them when all the socks he owns are in the laundry basket.  He likes his socks straight off the needles, no need to wash or block.

So these socks will be finished in a day or two are done so now I can go back to the French Cancan which I'm loving, but will find a suitable home for.  I love the pattern and the color, the way it's working up, but I'm not in love with the yarn I'm using, Elsabeth Lavold silky wool.  The cables are killing me, too.

Now, in an attempt not to complain about physical therapy, I'm just going to say that if you knit a lot, you should take a lot of breaks.  Repetitive motion disorder is a real pain in the neck.

I had two steps forward, my therapist Natalie had both shoulders working last week.  One step back: only one shoulder is working and my left arm is swollen and has lost sensation, but my left hand works.  Yay for that!  I can still hold needles.


  1. Sounds like you've got it real bad. I hope you'll heal soon.

  2. Hi Sharon. Love the socks and the fact they don't match. Call me an odd ball but at times I'm not a fan of normal. Lol, I Mia and the ladies of the circle. And you're right with taking breaks, cause my neck has been hurting a little but I happy to be knitting again and I'm working on a called cowl. Have a great day!