May is National Celiac Awareness month. I do not have celiac disease, AFAIK, but I do have non-celiac gluten intolerance. This means I have to eat as if I do have celiac disease. I had written up a long, boring blog post about where I am now and then decided that no one really wants to know all that. I will say that I do feel better after going gluten free, but it is still a struggle. The last 6 months have been especially difficult for various reasons and I'm trying to bring back the balance between what I eat with how I feel. Anyway, if you are wondering if gluten is an issue for you, I really like the information at the HealthNOW website which has a questionnaire* and other resources. There are no laboratory tests for non-celiac gluten intolerance and so it is not recognized in the wider medical community. Acceptance is slowly coming as education and awareness grows. Doctors do not really know what to do about it yet. Spread the word and let people know this is a real thing.
So I cast on some baby socks with the left overs assuming my gauge would remain consistent, which it was.
So I ripped out one sock and knit up another with the same cast on with size 2 needles. What a difference! The socks have plenty of stretch. I could have stayed with size 1 needles and cast on more stitches but I would have still had the no-stretch issue. I think these will fit or be just a little big. I ran short of yarn, so pulled out another color for the heel and toes. I just need to knit up the second sock. Fingers crossed that these will work.
*I had 23 of the symptoms listed in this questionnaire!