I haven’t been here for far too long, but I’ve been recovering from the effects of a spider bite that made me very sick for about 6 days. I was too sick to do much of anything and only have begun to feel more like myself the past 2 days. Today I think I may actually get back to the condition I call “normal”—which is normal for me, but may not be by anyone else’s standards! ;o)
I don’t have much to report on either purple sweater, though I did manage to put 3 more inches on the back of the current sweater last night, and have about an inch and a bit to go to complete that piece. I wasn’t prepared for how bulky it would become, but 29 inches of garter-stitched worsted-weight yarn can seem like something a lot heavier than yarn! I know I feel a bit weakened from my bout with the spider and that’s probably why last night it all seemed heavier than usual. Part of the difficulty is, I think, that it is also awkward to work with. It doesn’t turn easily at the end of each row, even though I am using circular needles….or maybe especially because I am using circular needles. For every row I have to straighten the worked piece out, re-route the working yarn, and then begin knitting the new row. The back is the largest piece, so the rest should be easier to manage. Any thoughts I’d had about knitting the 2 fronts at the same time and the 2 sleeves at the same time have been banished! My knitting is fairly uniform so the pieces should all be the same size….theoretically. More to come…..
My posts here will probably be reduced to once a week for the next few months. I will be working on the last classes before I graduate and they will take up more time than those I’ve taken up to now. I know I’ll turn to my knitting for respite between studying and writing papers! I’ll also look forward to my “chats” here as a break from the routine of homework, homework, homework. Don’t give up on me….I’ll be back to “normal” before you know it. In the meantime, I’ll leave you with a cartoon from Natalie Dee. Only part of it is true of me because I still consider myself a knitter. Unfortunately, the rest of it does apply to me!