I'm pretty sure I have developed carpal tunnel syndrome. I have been in denial for a while now, but it seems to have flared in recent weeks, leaving me no option but to acknowledge its presence and act on it. It comes as no surprise, given these facts: a)I knit, all the time, many many hours each day; b)when not knitting, I'm on the computer; c)my mother and her twin both have it, and my cousin (twin's daughter) has had the surgery on both hands; and d)I had pregnancy-related carpal tunnel when I was pregnant and just learning to knit. So, off to the doctor I go. I know what they're going to tell me, and I know what I'm going to ignore. Do you really think I could stop knitting?????? Even slow down a bit? What on earth would I do? Read?
So, on to knitting news. I have a little pic of my progress on my Lucy socks. I love my little slip-stitch pattern - it's mindless enough but has a cute 2-color look. I also have progress on my Zimmerman seamless raglan. I'm 3 balls of Teseo in, and its flying right along on my size 9s. I'm surprisingly not bored by this round-and-round knitting, maybe because of the stripes, or maybe because of the thought of this great, simple, no-frills sweater that I will have when I'm done. Can't wait.
Last, I leave you with some pictures from our trip to Rasmussen Farms Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze this past Sunday. If you've noticed on your left, I've created a new photo album of pictures I take, so that I don't have to inundate you all with non-knitting content here in my main posts. If the photography interests you, head over there. With that, here's some Fall fun:
Mt. Hood and the Hood River Valley.