I’m so excited about the Christmas present I got from my mom–SIX skeins of Jawoll sock yarn!!!! This is the yarn I used for socks for three of my daughters last Christmas and I loved it, but it’s so expensive that I would never buy it just for me. Mom went to the LYS in her little town (where I got the yarn last year) and asked them to suggest good wool sock yarn and this is what they recommended. Mom doesn’t knit so she was kinda at their mercy, but they are very service-oriented and helpful so she was in good hands. On top of that, I’m now registered with them so any time I get more yarn there, I get bonus points toward discounts. Last night I wound it all off into balls so now I’m ready to start a pair of socks tonight. I’m going to try a new pattern with a different method for turning the heel–I can’t wait!
Today we have to risk bad roads to get a prescription for antibiotics for my husband, who developed an abcess on his elbow. This is the weirdest thing. He wracked it against a rock during deer hunting in early Dec, but all that he got was a little cut that was healing nicely. On Christmas Eve day, it was a little itchy and when he scratched it, the scab came off and it looked a bit infected and by 9 that evening, his elbow was the size of a tennis ball. Off to the emergency room we went! They lanced it, gave him enough antibiotics to get through yesterday, but today we have to go to the pharmacy. Of course, we have freezing rain and icy roads to make it all more stressful than it already is! The good news is that the antibiotics are working, his fever has broken, and the swelling is much reduced.
Annie in Wisconsin, USA
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