One bit of news that I was given is that because of the repeated sprains to this ankle and the previous fractures, the nerves are not as sensitive as they should be. Repeated strains and sprains stretch out the ligaments and tendons making them slower to heal. And the nerves stretch as well but they lose their sensitivity. But giving the way the ankle has been hurting, I seriously doubt the loss of sensitivity. It hurts now. I can’t wait to hear what the orthopedist has to say on Wednesday. And one good thing about my breaking or spraining a joint is that it tends to make me get into shape. I will be signing up for yoga class as soon as I get the all clear.On the knitting front, I have always wanting to knit myself A Cardigan for Arwen. Well I have finally found the yarn in Shepherd’s Wool. The LYS that carries it had enough in Pansy to knit this sweater so I bought it Friday evening. I have already finished my gauge swatch and I am dead on with the stitch gauge and only 1/2 row off with the row gauge. But I can live with the 1/2 row being off. Now to cast on. I was trying to stay away from purples and was hoping for a red. But I went with what was in stock. After looking at the color card, I may be ordering some of this fantastic yarn in at least two other color ways direct.
My plan was to not add any yarn to the stash until I had cleared out at least 2 sweater’s worth. Well, I am sending two sweater’s worth of yarn to a certain knitter I know in Chicago. And my SIL is looking at the cotton yarns that I have pulled out of the stash. I need to check with her and see what she thinks of some of the yarns. She is worse than I am about adding yarns to her stash and never using them. So I only gave her one skein of the cotton yarns to feel and look at. If she can’t tell me that she will be using them in the next 6 months, I am taking them back. My stitch group has cotton lovers. And the amount of cotton pulled from the stash was just about three sweaters worth. So I don’t feel too bad about adding sweater yarn back into the stash.
My goal for this winter is to knit myself at least two sweaters. And I have to finish off several socks that are on the needles. I counted and I have about 6 socks on the needles. Several of them are second socks. So the plan is to finish off two second socks before starting a new pair.
And since I have been lazy and not taken any yarn or knitting photos, today’s photos are signs of fall in the mid-Atlantic.