Thank you for all the get-well wishes, they’ve helped cheer me up considerably. This week I got a new, very stylish stabilizing walking cast and orders to “take it easy.”
So far the walking cast is more of a “hobbling cast,” as I’ve only been able to take a couple steps with it, and those with the aid of at least one crutch. I’m confident I’ll make progress every day, though, and plan to get that hike in before the snows fall.
On to the knitting, then: I finished all but one of my Ravelympics projects, and the unfinished bit was spinning (virtually impossible to do while keeping one’s leg up and iced) so I’m being gentle on myself and declaring the whole thing a success.
Yarn: Crown Mt. Farms Sock Hop, “Beat Goes On” colorway, just less than 2 skeins
Needles: 2.25mm/US 1 dpns
Women’s size 8-9
With the Ravelympics finally over (is it just me, or does putting a deadline on knitting make it just a bit less fun?) I was free to start knitting the newest object of my knit-lust.
Yes, I know I have a couple of sweaters already in progress, but I’ve been in love with this sweater (second link is Ravelry) since I first saw the teaser previews on the Twist Collective magazine site. I am knitting it up in a yarn called “Homestead,” a new addition to Plymouth Yarn’s “Earth” line. It is a chemically unprocessed, organic wool that reminds me a bit of handspun. I love the natural color, a medium gray with a touch of brown… The wool is not merino-soft, but is far from scratchy and I believe it will wear well.
All for now!