I finished my socks for my Aunt Joan. This is the Tidal Wave pattern put out by SWTC for use with their sock yarn. This yarn is a recent Art Walk Sock Yarn club selection. It's based on one of Georgia O'Keefe's Iris paintings. I love the colors. If you just said purple and emerald and white, I would have said Ewww. But this is beautiful. The yarn base is nice and soft. My aunt likes them and that's what really counts.
I'll make her another pair for Christmas. Something in rainbow colors. She'll like that. Funny thing is, her sister, my Aunt Elsie, only wears white socks. I guess I'll have to find some white sock yarn and make her a pair that she would enjoy. A nice thick pair of crew socks would be perfect.
Not a lot of knitting going on. Well, knitting is happening but it seems nothing is showing much progress. I am halfway down the foot of Pk's brown striped sock. I am feeling like starting a new pair and I want to get his done first. Then I'm still making the purple trainwreck socks for Kate. I'm just obsessive enough to be unhappy with them. One is purple with a blue toe and it looks like the second one will be blue with a purple toe. Kate likes them so it's all good. I've been scouting around for an interesting pair of socks to make. I'm thinking I'd like to try Bayerische. I love the cables and intricate design. I have to see if I have some plain sock yarn. That pattern would not work with a handpainted yarn. There are one or two other patterns I'm eyeing. I love looking at patterns! The endless possibilities.
And I'm still working away on El's FLS. It's been too hot to sit with it on my lap. Now that we've had a reprieve in the weather, it might get a bit of attention. I also feel like spinning. When the humidity is low, it doesn't feel so awful to put your hand into the bag of alpaca.
I know I don't have to eat yogurt. I have GERD (gastro-esophogeal reflux disease). Sometimes, it feels like someone has a fist around the end of my esophagus and squeezing. It's a strange pain. Yogurt helps. It sooths the irritated tissue and for some reason, the spasms are easier when I eat yogurt. So, I found some that I can get down without gagging. I don't like the greek yogurt we tried but I might take Louiz's idea and make some of my own. It wouldn't have to be as sweet that way. Milk also helps and I love milk.
I went to see my gyn last week for my annual exam. (A fun and exciting event). One of the things I learned is that the periodic insomnia I've been having is just that. Periodic. It's probably hormone driven. Pk was getting concerned because it seems like I am having more insomnia than I was before. It could be because of hormone fluctuations because of my age. And the frequent headaches? Same source. Boy, it's sure fun being a girl. And this could go on for years before true menopause sets in. Sigh. I have to have a trans-vaginal ultrasound to check things out (history of cysts). It's just what you'd imagine. I don't embarass easily. This test makes me feel a little embarassed. All I have to do is lie there but......
So, any plans for the weekend? Ours is calling for more rain. I wish we could send some of it to California where they have wildfires and would appreciate it.