So. Given I have dexterity problems AND pain problems when my hands get cold, I thought the "Texting Mittens" from the current issue of Spin*Off looked darn nice, especially if I knit extra-long cuffs:
I don't really feel a need to spin all the yarn for them, or, really, ANY of the yarn for them. But I want something super-warm, to compete with the lovely gore-tex skier's gloves that no cold gets through, but are so thick I can barely drive in them. I thought some combination of wool, silk, and alpaca would cover all the warmth possibilities. Just one problem, though: I sweat. Like a... well, I won't say it 'cause it's rude. But my hands sweat a lot. It's one of the symptoms of this stupid nerve damage. So what do I knit the lining with? Something that, if it doesn't wick moisture well, should at least shed the stink when I wash them.
I was thinking closely-knit wool for the lining, and an alpaca-silk two ply (I'd spin that bit) for the outside. Or maybe stranded color on the outside layer, to double the thickness, one color in silk and one color in alpaca. (So I only had to spin the silk; I wanna spin any silk myself so it's tight enough not to snag, but I wanna buy the rest if possible so it's done before THIS winter ends.)
There have been several requests for Goober-isms in the last month or two. I don't have a list of them, but I'll share today's with you.
"Mumma, what's the refrigerator food chain?"