I’ve not done a lot of knitting in the last week or two.
I have an excuse (this is where I need a note from my Mum)…
..I have STILL been sick with this cold/flu type virus thingy.
I’ll spare you the gory details but suffice it to say, after two months of all the nasty symptoms you can imagine, I’m not happy. Thankfully my GP was persuaded to give me antibiotics and miraculously, I’m suddenly much better.
I’ve finished my “Happy Socks” on the train (now I can stay awake for the journey)…
They feel lovely and soft and silken but I’m not so sure about the thick colour stripes…I’d love this yarn in a solid colour – I wonder if Wendy could be convinced??
I really, really should have finished my lacy top by now but the 4th sleeve was just one sleeve too many. (I’ve not gone insane, the top has two layers of little sleeve each side – hence 4 sleeves!) I avoided it successfully by creating my lovely Chunky Twisted Ribbon Cushion.
I forced myself to finish the 4th, final, lacey sleeve during last week.
Then I was faced with my nemesis. Some Knitters hate the sewing up of a garment – personally, I don’t mind a bit of mattress stitch. What I dislike intensely and will put off doing for weeks, is picking up stitches. Neck bands, button bands ICK! I do them because I must to finish the garment but I always find myself in the “I’m tired, I just want to knit, not do some fiddly painstaking counting and picking up stitches” place.
Even Mewsley got fed up with me and glared at me…
…can you feel the “JUST GET ON WITH IT!” she’s silently yelling at me?
Well, Mewsley is a bully and says she is going hold my new cushion hostage until I finish the Lacey top.
I have now done the button bands and am about to press the pieces and sew her up – under the exacting, stringent glare of Mewsley …
Oh, I had better give you a Completed Knit Report on the Happy Socks first, not that I’m procrastinating…
|Completed Knit Report|
|Pattern:||Regia free sock pattern|
|Washing and Wearing:||Very soft and silky – Allegedly machine and tumble dryer friendly|
|Knit It Again???:||yes|
|Other Postings Relating To This One:||Commuting Sock No.3|