Tuesday, November 14, 2006
One Warm Hand
Tada! Finished! And what a fun knit. I loved doing this and am excited to get the other one going but I've promised the Christmas knitting that I'll spend a block of time on that first.
Made with Cascade 220 superwash, and as always, a joy to work with. I sort of wish I had put a band of ribbing around the wrist too. Maybe next time.
Funny story. Mon. afternoon I had an appt at the chiropractor's. Waiting room was packed with one empty seat. It was right in front of the window so excellent light and I pulled this mitt out of my bag and started knitting the ribbing. All of a sudden I was quite the deal! I showed them how it would end up being more of a wrist warmer, leaving my fingers free. A guy that works in the oil field doing something I didn't understand was quite impressed, stating that he bought regular gloves and cut off the fingers. A couple of people were amazed that I could visit and knit at the same time. I was feeling quite clever until I discovered that somewhere along the line, being so impressed with myself, I had switched from the ribbing pattern to seed stitch. Gah! So I started tinking. OH my, now they were really impressed. I don't think anyone realized what I was actually doing...but how talented I was to be able to put everything back the way it was. I was glad to hear my name being called before everyone realized I was a goof!
Wish I could continue to go. The 3 visits I've had have really, really helped. But at this place, there is a "Plan of Care" in which the whole plan is outlined including how many visits for how many weeks yadda yadda. Like for the first month, you'll go 3 times a week for 4 weeks. But here's the kicker. You have to pay for it all. Well of course you do, but what I mean is that you have to agree to a payment plan to get it all paid off as written. I can't explain this. Except to say that there is no way in hell I can come up with the money. Push to shove it would mean that me and the babies would have to quit eating so I guess that will be my last visit. My insurance will pay $500 and that's the lifetime limit (I'm thinking they don't like chiropractors) and that would only leave me with a little over a thousand dollars or $168 a month and there is not that much left over in my paycheck. Even if I don't order knitting magazines from Great Britain. :-) At least I do know that there is something wrong, I'm not just a back wuss and that, amazingly enough, was a happy new moment of knowledge.
On a brighter note, Wed we are having a potluck at work. It's actually a soup meal. I love this and we do it every year. But there are always lots of other things besides 3 or 4 different soups. And by popular request, I am taking my jello based cranberry salad. I love making it and I love eating it and apparently so do a lot of others. So, I'm off to get a bit of the chopping up done before work so it will go faster this evening.
See ya. Hope your day is everything you want and more.