Did anyone see that coming? Friday, the day before the lace class I spent all week preparing for I was diagnosed with Shingles. It all started with a tiny blister on my palm, by Saturday I had blisters on my right forearm and upper arm and pain on my right shoulder. The worst of it was I couldn't touch my right forefinger to my thumb without considerable pain. Couldn't hold a fork, work chopsticks, or knit. I couldn't even crank a sock machine. For the three-day weekend that I was suppose to be in class I took painkillers and read holding my book with my left hand.
It's been over a month now and I'm just getting back on my knitting saddle again. Two weeks ago I joined a local KAL for Color Affection, in cashmere. What better way to get back into it, right? As my sensitive nerves repair themselves the feel of cashmere lightly soothes my thumb. I need to regain the strength I lost but it's all coming back slowly. Sorry I've missed so many Monday's but while I could type, I wasn't doing much and didn't have anything to report.
Here's my Color Affection, Ruby lips, one Black Pearl eye and one Sapphire, all in Handwerks Luxury Sock 100% cashmere.
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