This is the balance of my order from Patternworks - the Koigu PPPM that ran out of stock. They were really great about shipping it as soon as new stock arrived - I got it Thursday, and it was promised by 4/15. I love the colorway - very Springy. Makes me think of Easter candy and spring flowers.
My wool battlets also arrived from Keri's Etsy shop on Friday, and she threw in a surprise for me - a lovely handmade and decorated spindle of hers (she now has a spinning wheel, which I understand is the next phase of spinning addiction...). The colorway of the wool is Carribean Sea - perfect name with all the pretty shades of blue!
UNfortunately, I have a new fingerless glove I need to wear - and it's not knitted! I have been having intermittent pain and numbness in my left arm, from fingertips to neck and shoulder blade. It seems after an orthopedic exam and x-rays that I have both carpal tunnel (in the left wrist) and a pinched nerve due to arthritis in the neck. :( I have known about both problems and had issues in the past, but with restarting my knitting in earnest again, they are resurfacing unpleasantly. I am going to be having physical therapy, and also probably an MRI (to see the extent of the problem in the neck). I am hoping that it will not impact my knitting too much - I love it so! I guess it's not the best time to want to take up spinning, either, but what's a fiber-loving knitter to do?? I'm hoping I can learn to do these things without damaging my arm and neck any further. (At least, I'm determined to try!)