Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Nice to be back knitting

I took a long break from knitting mostly because of how much pain I had in my hands. It's nice that getting away from gluten has helped that. I pretty much have no pain anymore. My headaches went down and so has my stomach issues. It's wonderful to feel better about something. I also have energy again! So here's what I've been knitting:

For my friend's niece: adorable baby sweater! No pictures yet, but I'm going to take some soon!
For myself: A simple vest with a little colorwork band. No pictures yet, this probably won't be ready until Autumn.
For my aunt: Socks! I promised her socks a long time ago, well they are almost done! so there! Here's a progress shot, it's part of the Ravelry group's Sock Knitters Anonymous March Mystery Sock challenge! I love how they are turning out! I may need to make a pair for myself!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Limiting Wheat and Gluten

So I'm not allergic to wheat, that's the good news. I am however sensitive to it. From what I can gather it's a gluten-intolerance. I can eat some wheat, but once I eat something high in gluten, like pizza dough, I start getting tummy troubles. :-( Oh well, at least I don't have to completely cut wheat from my diet. Though I feel so much better without it. I don't really miss it either, which is a good thing. I guess once you stop eating something for a month you don't quite notice that it's gone. Though those donuts yesterday were mocking me....

We're still trying to find out what's causing my rash on my arms. I'm in the process of doing the skin patch test for contact allergies. It's not fun. :-( But so far I'm not allergic to any foods, oak, pollen, dust or the like. :-)

Sunday, March 6, 2011

And you thought cats were bad...

JJ had to be banned from the craft room. As I was trying to roll my yarn into a cake to use it a certain doggy decided to try and steal the yarn. I swear he thinks everything soft and fluffy must belong to him. He spent the rest of the time staring at the yarn through the french door and barking at it. Even after it was nicely wounded and sitting on the table, minding its own business, he sneaks up to grab it. Bad dog...