Just last week gray skies and gloom blanketed our region. On Friday everything changed. Sure, there was morning frost on the ground, but that’s a small price to pay for the clear blue skies and glorious sunshine we’ve enjoyed for three days. Some harbingers of spring even poked through!
While searching through my sock yarn bin I discovered a long-lost UFO so I pulled it out and finished up the second sock. Here they are basking in the sun following their bath.
In addition to finishing these and working through the grueling pattern writing process for the knee socks , I cast on a pair of very large, stripedy, manly socks. My DH claims that the only thing “manly” about these is their size. They’re a little on the wild side for his mild-mannered self.
We’ve also began some spring projects around the house and yard. I’ve tried painting A2’s bedroom walls with an ocean theme four times since we moved here, but all attempts were miserable failures. Murals are NOT my forte. So her room was cleared out and the walls were painted a solid light blue. The molding and trim is still drying in the garage, but hopefully it will all be reassembled by nightfall. The new ocean theme will be achieved by accessorizing and adding some tropical fish clings to the windows. I am so NOT Martha Stewart.
Can you guess what this is?
Besides being a horrible picture of my left wrist, this is what’s commonly known as a ganglion cyst. From what I can gather these are quite common and nothing to be alarmed about. It feels strange when I bend my hand, but it’s not painful. On the other hand, the treatments of said cysts sound downright barbaric. When an old friend told me to have someone whack it with a book I thought she was kidding. Turns out this is a real “cure,” referred to as Bible Therapy because bibles were often the book of choice due to their weight. Talk about your old testament exorcisms. For now I’ll opt for that North African cure called, De Nile. If it interferes with activities (such as knitting, spinning, etc.) or if it begins to hurt then I’ll make an appointment to see my heathen doctor, and have it removed via modern methods, thank you very much!
And before any of y’all in the mid-west begin posting hate comments because of our weather I’d like to say that more clouds and rain are headed this way. Hope those of you who had a long weekend were able to relax, etc.
Here’s a little “kiss” ! You’ll either smile or go, “eeewww!”