Seems like I'm inspired by the bitter cold we're having. I keep thinking of polar subjects! I made these two little spinner's hooks this weekend. The bear was made for my friend, Ginny, who I buy most of my spinning wool from. The Emperor Penguin is listed in my Etsy shop.
It's so friggin' cold. If I stand close to an exterior wall I can feel the cold radiating into the house. As you can see here, the fur bearing creatures in the house don't seem to be affected. :o) Hobo has his AND Sammy's bones in the bed on the floor, Petey has my spot in the comfy chair. I'm sitting here freezing my tush off at the computer by the front window. Brrrrr!!!
I swallowed my pride and went to the doctor this week about my neck. It was feeling better for a couple days then I woke up earlier this week in excrutiating pain. I couldn't find any position that didn't cause stabbing jabs that went from my neck to my shoulder blade deep down inside on the right. My family doc prescribed some muscle relaxers and steroids and recommended a chiropractic treatment. I was lucky to find one near home who would take me in that afternoon. By bedtime I'd say I was at least 50% improved, and now 24 hours-plus later I'm at 90%. I don't know if it's the meds or the chiro, but I'm not waiting two weeks next time this happens!
I hurt my neck last week getting dressed of all things....I flipped my head back to put on my head band and WHAMMO! instead neck trauma. I felt like I'd been in a car accident. I went to work Monday holding my head funny, and here it is Thursday night and it still isn't 100%. No reason not to knit, but I really haven't knit much this week. Instead I've been making spinner's hooks.
I'm at the cabin without a pc so this my first attempt at a post from my iPhone.
I finished these mitts in just a couple days sitting here on the sofa waiting for it to warm up. I'm supposed to be laying the stone on the foundation of the cottage but I can't do it if the temp is too low. I found the free mitt pattern on Ravelry. It's called Humanity. They are for my boss at the pet boutique and our Christmas gathering is this weekend so they are ready just in the nick of time.
I'm secretly hoping for more cold weather. I have more knitting to do!