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slippers! June 9, 2007

Filed under: catch-up,knitting,news — Ren @ 3:02 pm
time is going by so quickly now that i’m home. my first business law exam is tuesday already and i’m scrambling to catch up. i seem to have this problem where i procrastinate and end up having to work nearly constantly in the days leading up to the exams. it would be better if i did everything in the time i should, but it does always get done. at least, after this exam, i will be all caught up and ready to start the new material.

i went back to the specialist yesterday for my wrist. my tests and x-ray came back fine. he diagnosed me with focal dystonia, commonly called writer’s cramp. i just started a medicine for it, but if that doesn’t work, he recommended getting botox injections in my wrist to loosen the muscles up. i’d really rather not have to do that, so i’m crossing my fingers that the medicine works and i won’t have to do anything drastic (and expensive!) like botox. i guess we’ll see how it goes.

pattern: house slippers from knit 2 together by Tracey Ullman and Mel Clark
yarn: patons classic merino wool in denim marl and bright red
needles: size 15 straights and size 13 16″ circular
size: medium (women’s 7-9)
comments: first, knit 2 together was $5.50 on amazon. 80% off the cover price?! i just couldn’t resist. i got that one and knitting for peace at $4.00. i really like how the slippers turned out, but i definitely had my doubts when i was knitting them because i messed them up in various non-uniform ways. they are super comfy and they actually stay on the back of my heel, which is great. they required winding triple balls, which was an interesting experience, to say the least. it was kind of hard to photograph the red properly; sorry if it looks bad!


7 Responses to “slippers!”

  1. hakucho Says:

    Those slippers are fantastic. I love the blue and red together. I’ll have to check that book out!

    Good luck on your exam. I’m with you about the botox…there is something not right about injecting a clostridium toxin…I’d be bothered(worried) about the long term effects! (not that I’m an expert or anything…so don’t go by me)

  2. Kelly Says:

    botox???? YIKES! I’d live with the pain me thinks before I’d get that done!
    Fingers crossed all goes well on your exam and that your wrist gets better with the meds.

  3. Nora Says:

    Gorgeous little slippers. Love the red and denim together.

    PS: Medically speaking, botox isn’t all that bad…

  4. Missy Says:

    I love those slippers. How fabulous. I hope that your wrist is doing better… too much knitting??? Just kidding… that’s not possible!

  5. Violiknit Says:

    Cuuuute slippers! Hope your wrist feels better, and that you don’t need any invasive treatment!

  6. g-girl Says:

    the slippers look cool–and they don’t slip off your heel?? even better! And what a steal you got on those books!
    Botox injections?? That’s insane! I hope it doesn’t have to come to that! Good luck on your exam too. :)

  7. Procrastiknitter Says:

    Wow, I’m loving the slippers! Hope your exam went well. I’ve done some botox before and really truly it’s not too bad.

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