At the beginning of the week I decided to jump on board with Sarah (Crafts from the Cwtch) and Nat's (Misadventures in Craft) Stripe Study Shawl KAL.....and I have to say in the beginning it took every ounce of concentration, but now it is straightforward and dare I say......enjoyable. I use the term tentatively as yesterday when beginning some kind of lurgy and being a little sleep deprived (smallest boy being very sick in the night) I decided unwisely, to do some knitting and ended up stuffing up a few rows which I took a good half-hour to realise this morning.....typical......lots of ripping out and starting again...it does seem to be a familiar theme when it comes to knitting and me!
Although I've obviously caught a sickness bug, I seem to have escaped with just horrible cramps and nausea, which is fine by me as I am not a fan of being sick. I have done little else but lay about, and that has been about it.....
So here it is, I am five stripes in, each stripe taking gradually more time, so I guess I am a while off yet, and probably a bit behind everyone else. But it is a relaxing knit (when you are running on all four cylinders)
Fallen by the way-side is my baby blanket (and I guess if I admitted it, lots of other half started projects) which I must fit some time in on, as the baby will be a teenager before he receives it! I have to say I am liking the yarn for this pattern, it's very delicate.
Well, it sounds like the rabble have finished their roast, which I cooked but could not face, and once it has been cleared away, I may return to the kitchen, although the smell is making me feel a little wobbly.
I think we may get some fresh air this afternoon, as outdoors is looking a lot more inviting than yesterday.
Looking forward to reading about all your progress later........thanks for your lovely comments, always soooo enjoyed.
Actually, while I think of it....those knitters among you, which circulars do you use? I am finding the ones on my shawl hard to work with as the stitches always get caught in the join from flex to needle. I was looking at those circulars with inter-changeable heads and wondered if the same thing happened?
Your thoughts very much appreciated!