Thursday, December 15, 2005
Thoughts for the Season
This is the best I can do with a cookie. I was more successful than usual. I used a Royal icing recipe found on Walton's website. Thanks Diane for the wonderful tip. I photographed on the Interweave page to connect it to knitting in some way. Cheap blog shot, don't you think?
On the seasonal front, it's winter here in the Chicago area. Hence true appreciation for fingerless gloves and hand healing therapies. I finally found something that really works for my cuticles and deep cracks: 3M makes a product called NEXCARE skin crack care. I don't know what is in it, too busy to read the fine print with my new progressive lenses, but it paints on and worked on a really painful skin crack on my thumb.
When something is awry with my hands, my knitting suffers too. Now, I have always been a purist: no Nutrasweet or the like enters my body or those of my children. I believe in pure sugar. and butter.
So altho I have no idea what is in the Nexcare 3M (that 3M alone part is scary) I am liberally painting it on and not even worried about the face that it is entering my bloodstream for sure. I do know its flammable. I figure its the lesser of two evils. Open cracks on hands are just asking for staph to creep in. What's a little rubber in your tissues?
What else have you used to keep your knitting fingers and hands at their best?