Monday, September 16, 2013

Woohoo! I'm back, baby!

Can you believe that less than 48 hours after slicing the top of my finger off I was knitting again? 48 hours.

It was my mum's fault. I'd been to the doctor's to have my dressings changed, which was highly traumatic and took an hour due to the gauze sticking to the open wound. Don't worry, I'll stop with the description now! Anyway, I got home and was complaining to my mum how hard it was to do relax with no knitting. She said "It's a shame you can't knit Continental."

I CAN!!!

I taught myself Continental knitting about 10 years ago, but while it is faster I'm not proficient enough to knit that way without looking, which drives me a little crazy, but knitting is knitting, right?

By Thursday I was back to knitting normally with my index finger sticking out like a snob with a cup of tea. This morning I worked out that I can crochet a small amount at a time, too. So it's back to everything again.

Dot's cardigan is slow going now due to being 146 stitches wide, but at 4 row feather and fan repeat is a nice mindless knit, especially when you're watching Grand Designs. The container is to stop Marcus and Dot from pulling the circular needle out. You don't want to know how often that happens...

On the Sunday I had my finger slip up Chantal had come over and we'd worked on some goal-setting for the rest of the year, as so far this year has sucked greatly for both of us. One of mine was to finish up old WIP's before starting something new, so my new rule is finish two, start one. Now, Chantal's Blue Moon Fiber order came in with the yarn for my next project, so I need to get going and finish two projects so I can start up my Miette cardigan.

I don't think I'll get the cardigan finished by Thursday night when we meet up, so I'm completely cheating and finishing up two almost finished crochet projects. Can you guess what all this yellow can be?

1 comment:

SapphireBlue said...

Ouch! I'm glad you were able to figure out a way to be able to knit again.