Sunday, December 03, 2017

Tomorrow I'm off to the next semi-monthly appointment with the new Doctor. I wonder what she'll want to talk about this time???? Maybe it will be my knee xrays - yesterday I would've killed to be taken away horizontally from Safeway when it painfully stopped working mid step in the Dairy department on the far side of the store. I could only limp & slide a few inches at a time, leaning on that damn cart & feeling like I was going to puke. I made it out of the store with what I had in the basket, got home - easier to drive than walk - & fell into bed with everything left in the car in the drive. I did take my shoes off but not my jacket!! Later, I did feel so much better I managed to unload what was in the car. Story of my life, these days.

I've been trying to find some really thick & cozy sweats not only for me but for the Ex - I'm living on cement & he on cement tiles. Walmart used to have several brands but now only sells those cheap, thin ones made in China. The fabric is about half the thickness I want & it pills really fast. Everywhere I've looked has cheap fabric! I want fleece to keep us WARM. I found a wholesaler on-line that has 'Fruit of the Loom' sweats in 4 weights!! The waist bands are sewn on THREE times & sizing goes from XP to 5X!! And there's kid's sizes too. Last week I got two pairs of pants in less than 10 days. They're so perfect for the Ex, I can't wait to give them to him. Nice & thick, well finished & just in time to stuff into his Christmas bag. Now to get some for ME.

Goth Kitty
I also fell down the yarn hole .  .  .  I got my order from Knit Picks, sigh. They have such great colors & I don't have to look for parking .  .  .  .  I got a couple of great buttons, one in a leaf shape & one in a toggle. But the real thing that caught my eye was the fingering weight sock yarns in Hopscotch - a happy mixture of pink, blue, pale yellow, purple, orange & white which I had to cast on immediately!!! And the ultimate - Goth Kitty - a sullen mix of pinks, plums & greys. What I thought was black is actually plum.


I also fell for a number of the other sock yarns on sale, most notably Lakeshore, a delicious blend of blues, white & grey. It will knit thicker socks than the fingering but I was thinking of larger needles & an asymmetrical shoulder covering instead .  .  .

1 comment:

Louisa said...

When the online shopping is so much better it’s easy to never go near the mall! Sorry about your incident in the grocery store. Hopefully your new doc can help.