I was not able to vend at Stitches this year. Why would I miss such a "must do" event? Tendonitis in my right elbow (a.k.a. tennis elbow) caused by dyeing and washing yarn and fiber. I have been struggling with it for a few months hoping it would be better in time for Stitches. No such luck. I was very torn, thinking that with enough help I could still do it. I made the decision to heal first and it was a good one. On Friday I re-tweaked it turning shirts right side out so I could fold them. It took 24 hours for that to calm down.
I haven't mentioned it publicly because I don't like to whine. And, I tend to act like an injured animal that wants to retreat and hide until healed, even from my loved ones. Probably not the best way to handle things. Everyone that has found out has been so supportive and sweet to me. I am so grateful for my friends and family!
Thankfully, I am mended enough now to knit. A new shawl idea has been brewing for a while.
Ambiguous pictures for now so I can keep the design a surprise. That is Tactile Tussah Lace in Pomegranate. Apparently a color I like for shawls. The color is washed out in this picture; it is darker and less pink in real life.
Home life is busy. We see a lot of Kerry:
Kerry and Sammie are best friends. She is such a wonderful kid. We have so much fun cooking, knitting, and playing. I thoroughly enjoy keeping her up too late (weekend nights!) and spoiling her rotten.
While the elbow is repairing, we are going to spring training (go SF Giants!). We have driven down I-5 plenty of times. This trip will be down 99. Anyone have hot tips on food, fibery fun, or unusual site seeing? We love small museums and quirky local spots of all kinds.
More soon. I promise.