Saturday, 25 August 2007

Gotta lotta sock wool

So what do you do with all those left over bits of sock wool? You make one of web of wool's sock wool jumpers, naturally.
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This is a sleeve. Have done the back already and just started on the other sleeve. I'm pretty happy with it. I did wonder about all the colours going together but then I remembered something I read ages ago - most knitters won't knit with yarns that aren't to their taste if they have a choice. So therefore the colours you have in your stash are likely to be from or at least include similar colour groups. So I dug out my massive bag of sock yarns, ditched the ones I actively didn't like and am making it out of the rest.

Am quite excited about going to get my colours doen today. A woman is going to sit me down in front of a mirror and swathe me in various colours to show me what does and doesn't suit me. I realise that this is the sort of thing one could do at home but it just seems so gorgeously self-indulgent to sit about and be the centre of attention for a few hours. I also have a little shopping trip planned for afterwards so it promises double the delight.

I'm feeling pretty upbeat at the moment which is good as this is day three of the great med cut-down. I saw Dr P on wednesday and he was really happy with my progress and suggested it all kick off. 6 weeks on half the ones that made me fat (and maybe it was something to do with all that cake too, maybe) then cut the prozac in half too. Then after that come off the fat one totally with the idea of being off in time for christmas. Am feeling very positive about the whole thing as I really feel I've turned a corner with the whole black dog thing. Hoorah!

3 comments:

Craftydramaqueen said...

Go for it! I'm slowly coming off the ADs too. Can't wait to see how the sock wool jumper turns out!

Katherine said...

Hope the cutting-down meds goes ok, I try and come off prozac every so often but haven't quite succeeded yet, but then I take it for anxiety rather than depression.

That sock yarn sleeve looks great, I've just about finished knitting one of your two needle socks!

Lynn said...

Yay for the sock wool jumper. Not sure I'm brave even to knit a whole sweater from sock yarn...that's a bucketload of knitting!

I'm trying to cut back on my meds too, but to hell if I'm not getting migraines!

Glad to hear it's going well for you. I know you 'sound' happy. :)

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