I think I can make it round ok but there are a few little niggling concerns.
- Sausage fingers
Socks - it's all about size. I have really diddy feet. The smallest womens walking socks are still a bit on the big size. Today we called in at Whalley Warm and Dry and I found some Falke socks that are really dinky. Not just kids socks either but for adult shoe size 2.5 -3.5! They are brill. Really good shaping too with a left sock and right sock - I realise how daft that sounds but I mean anatomically shaped for left and right feet not that there are two of them!! Handknitted socks just don't have the support or padding of some of these awesome technical socks. How nerdy am I?
Whalley Warm and Dry is a really good local outdoor shop. They specialise in Paramo clothing. It's fabulous but pricey. They also do proper boot fitting. I can't really stretch to a new pair of boots at the moment but maybe next year. I will go there and have a proper fitting I think. Never done that before. I deserve it. Got my socks and new knickers from there. I think I probably spent more on one pair of knickers than I usually do on all of my knickers in 2 or 3 years!!!
Oh the sausage fingers. This is a funny one. It only happens when I am hot and fell walking. My fingers and hands really swell up. So much so that I now take my wedding ring off before heading to the hills because it is just too tight. It doesn't happen when I get hot cycling, just hill walking so it could be to do with the position of my arms. Solution. Trekking poles. Now I am not sure how well I am going to get on with poles so have got a really cheap pair to begin with. I'm hoping that having my arms flexed most of the time rather than hanging by my sides will help. Also holding the poles should help too. Again, we'll see next week how all these solutions fare.