Show off! R. Darling practicing his rolls in the pool
Yesterday R. Darling and I went to the pool for some kayak practice. I can’t say that I was keen on the whole thing (being wet and strapped into a kayak isn’t really conducive to getting in some knitting time) but I went along. Recently I’ve started to panic a little when having to wet exit the kayak, and R. Darling thought that practicing comfort in the water might help with the anxiety. So yesterday I spent an awful lot of time like this:
This is actually R. Darling in his boat, but you get the idea. And apparently the inside of my right ear is a cozy little spot because this morning I woke up at 4:30 AM with my ear throbbing and I’m afraid some nasty little water gremlin must have crawled inside and is now having a sweet little pajama-jammy-jam inside my ear canal. The nurse at the doctor’s office thinks that I might have some excess sinus pressure in there that is not equalizing properly, but I know better. Let’s just hope the water gremlin does his little “walk of shame” out of my ear pretty soon and things can go back to normal. Much as I love sitting on my ass all day, as per R. Darling’s orders, I’m not real fond of a throbbing inner ear. Kinda sucks the fun right out of everything.
But here’s something that always cheers me up: a package!! I received my SITM sock swap package last Wednesday and it was filled with all kinds of fantastic things! Hooray!! Thank you so much AJ for such a wonderful package and such pretty pink socks! AJ was the hostess of the SITM swap and I’m not sure how I ended up with the hostess as my secret pal, but it has really been fun corresponding with her during the last couple months. Thanks for a great swap AJ! And here’s the goods…..
This is what I saw when I opened the box. A handmade knitting needle cozy in the perfect colors! So cool!
Underneath, some beautiful Koigu! Mmmmm…… Koiguuuuu. Never tried it, but sooooo excited to!
She also sent a drop spindle, a book on spinning and a bunch of pretty green roving. I’ve been curious about spinning but just didn’t know where to start, so this will be really fun to get to try! Can’t wait!
And last but not least, a few pics of my new fantastic pink socks that fit perfectly! Thanks so much for everything AJ! You’ve been an awesome pal :)