The beau and I have skin allergies, and recently he was advised to change from soap to a hypo-allergic liquid body wash. I used to use one, and found those scrunchy net thingys were great for getting body wash to foam and spread. But they’re plastic – not great on already irritated skin.
I thought about knitting up some cotton washcloths. Then I thought: “hey, what if I made a cotton version of one of those scrunchy net thingys?”. And then I thought: “that’ll be really hard on the hands to knit. What if I crochet it instead?”.
Behold the Scrub:
Which I tried this morning. It worked… okayish. If I make another one, I’ll try making it nettier and a bit bigger.
Chocolate socks are progressing. I knit a swatch in the round, then yesterday I started a sock. I’m almost at the heel. Not sure what I think yet. I’ll reserve my opinion until I finish one.
On Saturday I found a book of knitting stitch patterns in an op shop. Flicking through, I stopped at a lace one that looked like rose buds. And then I looked at the roses sock yarn colourway from the Knittery sitting on my coffee table. Then I muttered a curse under my breath, because it was the second sock design (other than the chocolate socks) that came to me over the weekend. The other one is a woodgrain texture idea I had for the Lisa Souza mahogany sock yarn (the one I first attempted Snicket in).
I wanna knit socks! But I wanna finish my Zhivago top, too! Argh! Too much knitting to do!
And it seems to take less and less time for my hands and wrists to start hurting. Sometimes only an hour. Does anyone else get knitting aches and pains? How do you treat it?