ETA: I added a link to the pattern since everyone was curious to where I got it. It was off a Bernat label I had, but they've got a link on their site if you sign up with them. Doesn't cost anything, except they might send you some junk knitting mail, but is it really junk if it's about knitting?
I knit a dishcloth/washcloth/facecloth! I like it! This has nothing to do with the title of the blog, but this is here to make this post much happier. If you chose to read on, you'll understand my pain.Pattern:
Got it off that blue cotton yarn label I bought last weekend. Online Pattern
Peaches and Creme color Pink Lemonade
Now for the life is over knitting news:
I have acne. Or at least that's what I was blaming the massive blemishes that randomly appeared and disappeared from my face.
I hadn't had any sort of horrible acne in years, but all of a sudden it was back with fury. No matter how much I washed it wouldn't go away, and it just itched like no other.
Then tonight my mom brought up an interesting point. The conversation went as follows:
Mom: Did you pick your face today?
Me: No! I haven't picked my face; in fact, when I woke up this morning my skin was great, even said to myself don't have to put cover-up on because it looks good. Then I show up to my observation and see myself in the mirror. My face looked like crap.
Mom: Maybe you're allergic to that yarn.
Me: No, this yarn is cotton, I can't be allergic to cotton, all of my clothes are cotton.
Me: Oh no... what if I'm allergic to wool?
The more thinking I did the more I think it may be the wool. I looked fine when I went to my boyfriend's Saturday, but upon leaving for a movie I lost my mind because the "acne" had flared up again... Prior to my looking in the mirror I had been working on his blue Pomatomus socks made from 100% merino wool. I also looked fine when I woke up this morning before doing a few rounds on the Sock Wars socks...
All the other socks I've worked on recently for Sock Wars have also been 100% merino wool...
It's not looking too good. Then I thought back to summer. My "acne" wasn't horrible then, but I didn't really knit with wool all summer, it was mostly acrylic. I use a lot of acrylic.
What to do? All my Christmas gifts that I was planning on making were to be done out of wool yarn. So I'm going to keep knitting them, stop touching my face and see if that helps. If not we'll move to plan 2: keep knitting, stop touching face, and add some allergy medication into the mix.
The real test will come after Christmas knitting is done. I'm going to stop using wool for a month or two and see if it goes away.
I've heard a lot of people say they get allergies from chemicals used when wool is processed, but not actual wool itself, so hopefully spinning my own wool and using it will still go over. It's something I'm going to test and play around with. We'll see what happens.