5.06.2008

The many wonders of tiger balm.

For the last couple of days, I've had plenty of idle time, some of it spent admiring the colorful packaging of the tiger balm my sister brought back from India. Apparently it can do much more than relieve muscle aches, Look closely:



I also entertained myself with some online shopping, and ultimately pre-ordered a wii fit. It looks fun, but the purchase was partially motivated by what has happened since Bobby took charge of our eating habits while I'm stuck in bed. The last couple days have been full of pizza, burritos, pudding, egg and cheese sandwiches, and heavy cream based soup.

I also cruised the new Phildar mags and picked up another issue, mostly because of this summer top:



I love anything that's backless. I almost ordered the yarn directly from Phildar, until I realized that it would be 29 euros to ship 34 euros in yarn.

And I eventually was able to knit a bit, and finished up one little jaywalker last night.



Thanks for all the well-wishes, tips, and tricks for a less stiff neck, and for all the hours of knitblog content that kept me company over the weekend.

16 comments:

Reckless Glue said...

flatulence?!
hahahaha

Gudrun Johnston said...

That's too funny!! I never knew it claimed to cure that little problem!
How frustrating that you've been stuck in bed...hope you're on the move again soon!

tentenknits said...

i love that phildar top too!! i hope you feel better soon!

Anushka said...

you've clearly never lived in Asia! My mum's family are from Malaysia and over there, tiger balm is the magical heal-all! (it's pretty good for mosquito bites, but DON'T let it get in your eyes!!!)

hibou said...

That's a mighty versatile balm! Flatulence, eh?

That top will be beautiful on you!

Nina said...

Looking forward seeing that Phildar pattern knit up :)

maitai said...

i cannot tell you how awesome tiger balm truly is. it fixes everything!

sdavis said...

That pattern looks great! Love the jaywalker sock, too.

jenna said...

BAH! That's the noise I made when I was carefully reading the label on the tiger balm.

You're going to rock that Phildar top.

Team Knit ! said...

flatulence? apply to affected areas?! Well well, I never would have guessed!

Your jaywalker is great! Love that colourway. I'm a sucker for backless as well, except I don't have the chest for it. Ah well, I can dream!

- Julie

CanarySanctuary said...

Oh wow, I think I know what souvenier I'm bringing back for the males in my family from my next trip to India (smirk)
I love the Jaywalkers!
Hope you clear out the ickiness you're feeling soon.

Yarnhog said...

I can tell you with absolute certainty that the flatulence relief claim is a lie. I use in on my husband all the time, and...let's just say, it doesn't have that effect.

Lolly said...

that Phildar top is adorable!

Devon said...

OMG I agree with the Phildar thing, I bought a of catalog from them and some yarn for a project and I was shocked at the shipping price. LOL
I find that you have to wait and get all your mags and yarn for your projects from them at one time its cheaper that way.

a friend to knit with said...

your jaywalker looks fabulous.
and that is the cutest sweater!!!
i hope you make it. i would LOVE to see it!

Vanessa said...

Hi Anne!
Hope the tiger balm has been working for you & that your neck is getting better.