Tuesday, January 03, 2006
Grey on Grey
The Christmas yarn....I do love it. Noro World of Nature, Kochoran. Silk, Wool, Angora. I played with the yarn and different needles and ideas for a few days. Settled on free pattern from Frugal Knitting Haus. I've adapted it to include regularly placed rows of YO, K2TOG, across. The hope is that I will be very cozy and warm in it. The gas bill arrived right after the holiday. OUCH! We are turning down that dial!
I picked up a tip on Daily Knitter. My eyes are bugging me again. Seems I cannot keep my fingers away from my eyes while knitting with this yarn. Inevitably I must unknowingly rub them and it leads to irritation. I look and feel like a little vole squinting at light sources and my eyes are sore.
I found a tip that says to freeze your yarn for an hour before knitting with it to keep the fibers from shedding. Oh, the ribbing I took from the boys in this house. I think they were initally relieved that it was purposefully put there. I have this strange thing that happens, called distraction. I have been known to put my purse in the refrig. The milk in the pantry etc. They worry a bit, but mostly laugh at me when it happens.
HA! I put it there on purpose. It may not have shed so much, but my eyes didn't seem to be any better. Do I have to add angora to the list of things I love but are bad for me?