Knitted Dishcloths and the Perils of Sharp, Pointy Needles

First one finished. Second one started.

I’m using solid white for the main yarn for this one. I think my daughter will like it.

Have you ever had a really good circular knitting needle that you liked a lot and used a lot? I have a size 7 ChiaoGoo that I use for knitted dishcloths. I like this brand because of the sharp tips and they work really well with heavier cotton yarns.

However. I tend to hold the needle pretty close to the tips, and after knitting for awhile, raking the right needle tip across my left forefinger can lead to a wee problem…

What you see there is where the tip of the needle punctured my finger between two whorl lines of my finger prints. Owie. Time to grab the tea tree oil and slap a fingertip bandage on that finger before I get back to work on my knitting.

Oh, the perils of knitting…

I saw my chiropractor this morning after missing a couple of weeks and he worked on my cranky left ankle again. He has been manipulating the bones and ligaments of my foot and ankle and trying to loosen it up. It’s helped a little so far so I’m committed to continuing with the treatments.

I took a step on my left foot after getting out of bed a couple of mornings ago and felt, and heard, an audible ‘pop’ from the top of my foot near my ankle joint and it immediately began to feel better. It was sore for a day, but it is better. When I told Randy about it he had a very positive reaction and said obviously we are on the right track. Then, after the adjustment today, it’s sore again and I’ve almost grabbed my cane a couple of times, but it’s bearable now. We are making progress. As I used to tell my therapist when I was recovering after surgery to repair that ankle when I broke it…yes, Jared, it hurts when you work on it, but it hurts good, if that makes any sense.

I have become accustomed to discomfort, and downright pain, over the years and know that most of the time it’s going to hurt more before it feels better when having therapy. Fact of life. Just get used to it. I have a metal plate and several screws in my ankle that were used to repair it after I thrashed it in 2016. And now I have arthritis in that same ankle. Wow. Imagine that? Such is life!

After I saw Randy for my adjustment I stopped at a couple of places for some groceries so we are stocked through the weekend. Do you know…there isn’t a can of Canada Dry Ginger Ale to be found in our area? Nope. Nada. However, I did manage to score five 12-packs of RC Cola at the Denison Walmart! And Green Market in Sherman, where I get our local honey and some supplements, had beef lasagna and sauteed veggies on the hot bar so I brought lunch home today. It was great! There was also garlic toast.

Time to repair my damaged finger and get back to my knitting. It’s been a great day and I got a lot accomplished. Have a good Wednesday evening, ya’ll.

Published by thenerdyyarnlady

I am a Native Texan, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Catholic Convert residing in rural North East Texas since 1975 when I married my husband and this small town girl became a country girl. I was taught to knit at the age of ten and discovered the writings of Elizabeth Zimmerman shortly after I married. I learned to ‘unvent’ things as I went along, to create my own patterns and generally have a blast with yarn and needles. In the mid 1980’s I explored the idea of spinning my own yarn and eventually got interested in weaving on a floor loom. I have three spinning wheels and a 24″ four-shaft Herald floor loom that I purchased from a friend in the 1990’s. I also enjoy sewing, tatting and making rosaries. I have a work room that contains my fiber, yarn, floor loom, sewing machines, serger and rosary making supplies. I have a spinning corner in a bedroom next to my work room, both with north windows looking toward the creek.

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