After having it sit on my shelf for about two years, yesterday I finally read The Yarn Harlot’s Guide to the Land of Knitting by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, which was gifted to me by Catherine, my Secret Pal from a few rounds ago. Since I’m really trying to rest, I thought I’d start making a dent in my overflowing bookself. The book was cute and obviously a very quick read if I could plow through it in one day. Not a whole lot of actual knitting information, but a fun, fluffy read if you are a knitter. I also have Knitting Rules!, which Drew gave to me last Christmas. I expect to get to that in short order
I think today I’m going to cast on for some fingerless mittens in One Skein Wonders. I have several orphaned balls of yarn in my stash and I want to use them up. After the mitts are done, I think I’m ready for another shot at the Forest Canopy Shawl. I have two hanks of Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sport (from my delightful teaswap partner, also about two years ago) just waiting for a special project, and I think this is the one!
I’ve decided that I love Aveeno products. My skin is quite sensitive and a lot of products irritate it. Some women are out there looking for the best wrinkle cream — I’m just looking for something that won’t make my skin burn, LOL. Anyway, the Aveeno stuff is slightly more expensive than the Dove stuff I had been using, but if I scour the CVS sales, I’m sure I can continue to buy it affordably.
Overall, I am feeling much better. Hard to believe that a week ago I was at the doctor’s office getting my diagnosis! Tuesday I was exhauseted and I actually took a nap in the afternoon. Yesterday I was careful to rest a lot and I felt pretty good. Same thing today. I still have a bit of headache-type pain, but it is nothing like a week ago. Two more weeks of antibiotics. But I can tell I am getting better 🙂
Speeders is on tonight! I’m a little embarrassed by how much I love this show. But then again, it is pure awesome. Ha!