Well, I had a second entry for the Ravelympics Handspun Heptathlon; it was to be a two-ply yarn from some BFL fiber dyed by Spunky Eclectic, a lovely color called “Burning Bush.”
It’s sprained, though very badly, or so they say at the local rural hospital. They didn’t see any major breaks on the x-ray, so they bandaged me up, told me to take 3 ibuprofen every 4-6 hours, and sent me home with crutches.
Since someone will likely want to know (hi dad!) we were about to go hiking on Sunday, and I ran indoors to get the map. On the way out, I was being cool and took a little running arabesque-leap from the last step-down off the porch. It usually works fine. I usually miss that hole in the lawn. I heard a crunch, I was sure it was broken; it hurts like a *^*#&%$! and I’ll likely be laid up for the next few weeks.
By the way, using crutches is proving to be a lesson in patience, balance, and grace. Apparently I need some of each.
So wheel-spinning is not in my immediate future, what with elevating the ol’ left leg. I may have to do some practice with the drop spindle. I’ve been (jokingly) accused of doing this to myself to gain more knitting time. Not true, but I have been using my time to knit.
I’ve started my second pair of socks for Ravelympics.
These will be the “Child’s First Sock in Shell Pattern” from Nancy Bush’s book, Knitting Vintage Socks. I’m knitting them with some Sock Hop handspun superwash merino from Crown Mountain Farms. I believe the colorway is “Beat Goes On.”
So that’s the goings-on here. Hope your weekend was (ahem) less eventful.
All for now.