Tuesday, August 13, 2013
I Think it's an Improvement
It was a busy weekend. I traveled down to Litchfield for a wedding on Friday, it was an adorable outdoor wedding. Very much like the people who got married. I managed to wake up from sleeping on a strange bed with more pain from my pinched nerve though. That part of the weekend was not fun at all. I did manage, with a great deal of alternating heat and cold and ibuprofen to make it through the weekend and finish a sock.
Last week, in order to keep myself from casting on something new, I dug out this project. I was about halfway through the first sock and decided it was too loose and ripped it, went down a needle size and cast on again. I managed to finish the first sock and start the second. I really like this pattern. It's called Georgia on my Mind by Leslie Thompson and it's like a plain stockinette sock with a seed stitch panel to break it up and keep it interesting. I really enjoyed knitting (and reknitting) the first one. The yarn is some Three Irish Girls I purchased from a destash. It's Adorn sock in Lucerne and I love how it's basically a plain grey with pops of color. I had to do a little fiddling to keep the sock from pooling the same colors together and I love how it came out.
Last night I was frustrated though. I was sick of being in pain and not getting enough sleep because of said pain and I had argued a bit with the Handsome Husband so I needed something new. Something pretty and shiny and wonderful so I cast on a new slouchy hat.
What's that? It doesn't look like a slouchy hat? That's because it isn't. I ripped it out. I just don't think it will look good on me and I love this yarn so much, I want it to be something so awesomely amazing! Maybe I will decide on something soon.
The thing is, I'm having a hard time knitting today. My neck/shoulder area is somewhat better but unless I sit just right, with arm propped up just right and neck supported, I can't do anything. It hurts too much, sadly this is an improvement over yesterday when I couldn't do anything at all, including breathing, without pain. My wheel and I are disagreeing too so spinning is out and I just need to find something to do to keep myself from going crazy and watching too much Netflix