11 October, 2008

Six months in the making!!

(Well, minus the whole summer, when I did absolutely no work on it whatsoever).

May I present:

My Silky Wool Cardigan.
Yarn: Silky Wool by Elsbeth Lavold, just over 5 skeins
Pattern: My own, just simply based on my measurements
Needles: KnitPicks Options size 6 (circular, but knit back and forth)
Buttons: bought in the fabric market in District 5, HCMC, Vietnam (a few years ago)

It fits perfectly. The Silky Wool did block out a bit bigger than i thought it would (didn't wash my gauge swatch... ahem) but it's okay. Longer is better. The button holes did prove to be a little wonky in their placement, but who cares. I like how the blue makes the orange seem a little more red and the result sort of reminds me of long underwear, for some reason.


Why does my neck hurt so much?

The answer is this:

The xray on the bottom is a sample of what a healthy neck curvature is supposed to look like when you're just looking straight ahead. The top three slides are my neck, and what it looks like (from left to right) when I'm looking down, looking straight ahead, and looking up. Notice that the one on the right, when my chin is lifted to the sky, is almost like the normal "straight ahead" slide. Oh, dear.

This also answers the questions "why are car wrecks bad for you?" and "why should I go to the chiropractor?" [The car wreck was almost 10 years ago now, and I had been going to the chiropractor... just not recently. And not with any amount of frequency.]

So, I guess I'm back on track, now that I'm going again (ca-ching). I do feel a heck of a lot better already, after only two visits. I'm not going to whine about how much it costs, because many people have it a lot worse than I do-- I've never broken a bone or had any major illnesses (knock on laptop). I am giving up going to LEAF, though, in solidarity with my checking account. Le sigh. But it's beautiful here now! I can, perhaps, camp out in my own backyard and blare my Duhks CD (love!!!) and make myself a pesto crepe and pretend that I'm there. Anyone want to come to a contra dance in my kitchen?

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