We’re off into the woods looking for bracken, and answers to the deep philosophical questions of life that may be found in the stitches of an Alice Starmore sweater. I’ll tell you how trigger points help knitting-related repetitive stress injuries, how the builders next door are nearly ready to stop ruining my life, and how I’m coming to terms with the impending birthday of doom. I also ‘splain why I’ve been away from the mic for so long (in case you missed the memo.) Whew!
For more information in Trigger Point therapy, click here, and here. For shoulders, buy the Frozen Shoulder Workbook, for all other repetitive stress injuries, buy the all purpose Trigger Point Therapy Workbook. I have both. They worked for me.
The knitting book that made a middle-aged woman who knows better pull an all-nighter, Sweater Quest: My year of knitting dangerously, is available here, and here. Thanks to Adrienne Martini for taking the time to talk with me about knitting and life.
Read the rest of How to Be a Poet, by Wendell Barry. (I know you will.)
The results of the Bracken Experiment are below. Clockwise from upper left – three skeins orange yellow (from onion skins) that I do like, a single skein of the original yarn, a single skein of the gold colour (onion skins and alum) that I didn’t like, (but am glad I saved); just below the gold, two skeins of pale green gray that I tossed into the pot the next morning. (I’m so glad I did that!) to use up the dye stock solution; below them three skeins of darker green gray, from the first batch, and to their left, the two over-dyed skeins that were gold, but are now more olive. Not a huge difference between the dark greens, it must be said, but I’ll probably use the over dyed gold in the yoke of my planned Fair Isle, just to be safe. All I need now are some hot colors. Maybe a green close to the shade of the actual bracken, or a bright clear pink. What do you think?
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