Over 2 months since my last blog post – you must be imagining the worst 😮
Massive apologies 🙁
Don’t panic! There is absolutely nothing seriously or medically wrong.
I have just been struggling with a combination of my normal SKS (Summer Knitting Slump), loosing my beloved blogging muse, Thug (3 pictures of his daft antics and a blog post had written itself!), being mega busy at work and suffering from insomnia. Knitting was starting to feel like one more pressure – something I had to do so I could blog about it. Time to take a break for a couple of weeks… (Ooops…) 😳
So all of those are things I can’t change except insomnia…been creeping up for a while- it’s quite odd. I’m utterly exhausted by 20:30 in the evening – falling asleep on the sofa unless I am poked with sharp sticks by the lovely Ben (who is happy to oblige). Even if I stay awake all evening, I’m too tired to knit. I go to bed, instantly go to sleep, until about 3am. Bing! Wide awake. If I knit then I wake up too much and am knackered the next day and it exacerbates the cycle. Can you see how this is affecting my knitting huh?
The good news is my Doc gave me a full MOT and I’m as fit as a fiddle. I guess I’m just going to have to manage it.
But enough of this. Have I done any knitting at all?
Well, after a lot of frowning and swearing…
I finally finished the accursed fronts of Elizabeth. I have to say, now they are done – the design is rather good. The collar extends round the back of the neck. I have joined the collar and “three needle bind offed” the shoulders…This is how it looks right now…
I currently romping through the last sleeve so should be done quite soon (assuming I can stay awake(!))
But I have knit another entire garment while I have been absconding from blog land….
…but unfortunately I can’t show it to you!
Well, they contacted me to see if I’d do another sample – there is a sequel to Stitch in Time on the way – Squeee!!!!
You can read all about it and pre order here – Stitch in Time Vol 2.
What did I knit???
Well, I can’t tell you much or even show you til the book is out but it was a massively enjoyable knit – I could easily reknit it for myself. A lacey design from the 50’s in a lovely pure cotton dk.
You’re gonna have to wait to see that one. 😉
So. I had best get back to finishing the Elizabeth sleeve and try not to fall asleep face down a drooling on my needles…
Lets not leave it 2 months until the next post huh?