Actually, not so much with this... Only feeling a sharp "ow!" everytime I use it. Guess I'm going to have to get used to it. I'm monitoring my blood glucose now, trying to find that happy place where it doesn't dip too low (causing hypoglycemia), or too high causing me to feel very sluggish in a different sort of way. I'm not sure how to quite describe it, but it's not pleasant. So, I take it day by day, learning what foods and food combinations work best for me. Whatever it takes to avoid going on medication.
So. Virtual Yarns. OK, if I had to decide right this minute, I would go for "Rona". I just love the traditional Fair Isle look, and the colours are beautiful. But have you seen the new colourway for Rheingold?! Pullover AND Wrap available. Just sayin'.
Thanks for all the compliments on Arangenser. Brenda and DeeAnn asked where the design came from. It's from the very lovely "Norsk Strikkedesign" book. The picture in the book is done in a dark colour, so it's a bit difficult to see the finished sweater. But trust me, it's a joy to knit. I absolutely love the fact that the designer chose to give you a row by row chart, such as you would get in Fair Isle or Stranded work. It takes all the guess work out of "what comes next". It is not as challenging as a Starmore cable project, but I find that Norwegian patterns are unique and so beautiful, that I would not place any of them in the same "category" as Alice and Jade's designs. The styles are uniquely Norwegian - although the methods used may be "Aran" or "Fair Isle" or "Stranded", Norwegian work adds a little bit of extra boldness to the finished design. I have a few more in my stash... Um, that's a completely different post... By the way, another beautiful book of Norwegian designs is "Poetry in Stitches", where the much maligned Dalarna is from. I will finish the sleeve, I just need to be in the right frame of mind and not run through it so quickly I end making yet another goof-up.
Oh, and Delores! The other project I am feeling a LOT of love for -
I LOVE this pattern. It's not the best of pictures, but you get the idea. Again - I'm so pleased at how this is working out.
And finally - A cheesecake photo, especially for Atticus' Auntie Lorraine.