Happy New Year!

I don’t believe I’ve talked about it here, but a few years ago I began treatment for a thyroid disorder.  I had had all the classic symptoms: exhausted, freezing, hair loss, memory problems, and weight gain like you wouldn’t believe.  Over the course of about 4 years, I’ve worked with my doctor to find the right levels of medication to get me back to feeling like myself.  Finally, in July, I think we got to the right point.  It feels like almost suddenly I’m doing all sorts of things that I remember doing but for a long time couldn’t bring myself to do.  I’ve read more books in the last 6 months than I think I did in the last 2 years.  And now I want to really get back to knitting again.

I had done some cold sheeping while I was unemployed, but the knitting and the spinning weren’t happening except when i felt they really needed to, such as for gifts.  So, thankfully, lots of yarns hasn’t been coming in, but it also hasn’t really been getting used.  I’ve decided that this year I should try to keep myself knitting on a regular basis.  I’m going to do that by making up a personal sock club — one set of yarn and pattern for each month.

Rabbitch Toe Jam sock yarnI’m going to start by concentrating on a pair of socks I started for the husband back in August but hadn’t really been working on.  Thus, my January sock club is a pair of Thuja socks knit out of Rabbitworks Fibre Studio Toe Jam (70% Merino 30% Silk) in The Gathering Storm.  The fun and excitement will come when I try to figure out how I did the heel on the first sock.