Archive for October 20th, 2015

My Doctor Gets It

My doctor gets it. I collapse into a mess if I can’t knit, whereas when I am knitting I think all things are possible. The first question he asked my sad sorry self was whether I was knitting. I sneezed twice and replied that I couldn’t knit because the yarn touched the rash which made it more itchy. He emphatically said, “I want you knitting.” I lit up with hope.

The rash is hives. A generic response to an allergen. Precisely what that allergen is, we don’t know, but we know it’s not the yarn and my knitting. He prescribed 10 days worth of medicine to reduce the allergic response and suggested I knit with long sleeves on for now. He said that 90% of the time doctors can’t pinpoint the exact cause of hives.

As for the head cold, I will live, which means I can buy the hat pattern I saw on Ravelry and order the yarn for it. I really need a hat for this winter and I am very bad at hat making but I think this pattern might work.

train to maine hat

The Train to Maine hat by Carolyn Noyes. The pattern is here. There is hope.

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