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.

Comments

Bezzie said…
I'll be honest, the name trans-vaginal ultrasound sounds like it should involve space travel, or at the very least time travel.

I love the idea of purple socks with a blue toe and a vice versa pair!
Rose Red said…
(the ultrasound is not as bad as a pap smear...I know from experience!)

I love the bayerische pattern too - am thinking of making it quite soon for a gift - although I'm not entirely sure I could give them away once made!!
Louiz said…
I'd love to see how you get on with the bayerische pattern - I've been eyeing it for ages but I'm not quite brave enough to try it!

PS if you want some advice about making yoghurt, email me.
Bells said…
i make my own yoghurt! With a simple piece of equipment I bought. I've been meaning to do a post on it. Stand by!
Bells said…
i meant to say, during ivf I have 3-4 trans vaginal ultrasounds a week! I have learned to really get over the horror of a big, plastic thing being stuck up there. I hate it but it's just very routine now.
Roxie said…
I hate the way they drape a sheet over your knees during those exams. Like I'll be less embarassed if I can't see them down there? I want to keep an eye on things, thank you! I usually refuse the sheet. That way, I can catch their eye and remind them that a real human being is still attached up top. Then I tell jokes.
teabird said…
I've had the ultrasound - it's not uncomfortable. In fact, it's funny. When the technician moves the - uh - microphone around, the machine makes little booping noises. I felt like a video game.

GERD : me too, alas. And I find yogurt soothing, too.

Great socks!

I'm with Roxie: the sheet is laughable. As if the doctor or tech has never seen the __fill in the blank__ before? Please. It's a body. Everybody has one!
Galad said…
Lovely socks. I really like the pattern and the colors.

One of the few saving graces of having a hysterectomy at 39 was not prolonged menopause symptoms.

A friend of mine had to the have the trans-vaginal ultrasound done and the imaging center physician had rarely done them. He was even more uncomfortable than she was!
Jeanne said…
Very pretty sock - love the colors.

I've had the ultrasound and it really isn't that bad (not great, but not that bad). Hope it goes quickly and everything is ok.

Enjoy the rain!
dr k said…
those socks are gorgeous and i love the idea of sock yarn being based on art works, must get me some! hope everything is ok post-invasive-test-procedures.
Sheepish Annie said…
Lovely socks! I can see why your aunt likes them.

Sorry to hear about the "periodic" issues. I can sympathize. Such fun. It hardly seems fair that we don't get to share it with the menfolk...
DPUTiger said…
I'm quite certain that GERD isn't amusing, but the name does make me chuckle a little bit. Why?

Well, my best friend in college had a nickname of "Gerd." Why? Some friends were giving her a hard time in a computer class. "She's a Geek! No, she's a Nerd! She's ... GERD!"

That stuck for years. We both laughed when we discovered that GERD was an actual word/acronym for a disorder.
Amy Lane said…
Ooohhh... purty! And sometimes starting a hard project is REALLY satisfying! (and sometimes, plain ol' knitting is all you really want!)
Dianne said…
Lovely socks. I'll have to add that pattern to my queue on Ravelry.

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