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Saturday, August 11, 2007

The IKL sock club...

Well, we reached the last month of our inaugural sock club this week. We must apologise for not getting it out first thing in August but we hope everyone in the club has got their third package by now and is suitably excited by it. This month's climax was courtesy of Jon at Easy Knits who we've been banging on about for ages, who is a good mate, but also a damn fine knitter and dyer. His sock yarn is somehting special and we hope that the sock clubbers agree that we saved the best til last - not least because you are the only people in the whole wide world who have that yarn! Do feel free to leave us feedback here on the sock club and the three designs that were prepared exclusively for us - huge thanks to Jon, Esther and Sue who provided those. And, if you missed out this time we have decided to continue with the sock club, and you can sign up at anytime to receive your three months worth of fabulous footwear. If you don't think you can handle a whole sock just yet....then join our sock knitting for beginners starting next Saturday (18th), with, yes Jon again (he really can do everything).
Links can be found on the website.

I know this post looks like a big plug, but, honestly, if I just posted about what I've been up to for the last three days you wouldn't believe me anyway - trapped nerves, ambulances at 3am, crawling on my hands and knees along the pavements of South Lambeth, two days locked away from the world spun out on a cocktail of Diazepam, Codeine and Diclofenac when I should have been at friend's wedding in Liverpool. Really, it's not worth writing about. I'm 34 years old and I bought my first walking stick today. Don't ask. The pain has gone, but the mind is all over the place.




5 comments:

purl pirate said...

Aieee, trapped nerves aren't fun at all, but at least they give you drugs that make EVERYTHING hilarious.

I haven't received my third installment of sock club goodness, but I'm sure it'll be here soon. I'm fairly sure i'll be signing up again :)

Knitelly said...

Oh Craig, how absolutely dreadful. So sorry to hear this. Sending strong, healthy thoughts your way.

Ex

Bet you look very distinguised with a cane!

Soo said...

Ohhh. Sorry to hear about the trapped nerve and the aftermath. Hope you are well again soon.

Just wanted to give a big thumbs up to the sock club. The last installment was fabulous and the socks (yet to be cast on) have already been claimed.

Felix said...

Ouch.
I too have enjoyed similar cocktails over the years, but for arthritis rather than trapped nerves... Doesn't codiene make your mouth dry?!
Well done with the walking stick; they make a big difference. I refused to use one for years and then eventually got one and wished I'd got it years before.
Big joy to the sock club and massive love to the health situation.

xxx Felix xxx

Thea_Midnight said...

Sorry to read that you've come about these fun drugs after a bad incident. As for the walking stick, Brenda Dayne speaks of a cane cozy contest in her latest Cast-On episode. Perhaps that will ease things further for you.

Cheers to a speedy recovery