It was raining when we woke up this morning, my hips felt like fiery balls of youchiness and I don't want to remember what my ankle felt like.
I began knitting an Espalier Stole variation destined for Knitpicks out of gorgeous turquoise cotton/modal blend yarn. Feels like silk, but is harder than Hades to manipulate with the acrylic Zephyr needles. (Cotton and acrylic fibers get 'sticky' on the acrylic needles, wool is lovely and slippery on them.) Oscar had mentioned earlier this year that I might want to consider getting the Aluminum (nicely slippery with all fibers) needle set Knitpicks offers, and today I decided he was absolutely right. The acrylics are still best for some things, but I have three more cotton-yarn samples facing me, and because of a recent gift, there will be no better time to buy this set for my business.
Last year I would have hemmed and hawed and felt I didn't deserve them.
This recent upswing in the Otterwise business has been wonderful in many ways, but only recently have I grown to appreciate what it has done for my confidence. I am even feeling able to pursue my writing dream again!