Friday, May 1, 2009

There Has Been Knitting - Spinning - Frogging Too..

I know I've been gone a while but there has been knitting going on. I did this half leg waiting for x-rays a couple of days ago. Pretty long wait, two hours actually. The picture really doesn't do the yarn justice and I might try again when it's a sunny day outside. The yarn was part of my birthday present and it's Sirdar Crofter Dk, Fair Isle. It's a little heavier yarn than I normally work with but luckily vanilla sock patterns are easy to adjust. These socks are for the Christmas present box so I don't know yet who will get them.

So then there is the little cardigan I started for myself. I had to frog this twice. The first time I was up to the armhole decreases of the back when I realized I didn't have gauge and it was going to be too small. See me bad... didn't do a swatch.

The second time I changed needles size and had knit about either inches when I realized, nope not going to work, too big.

Third time lucky, maybe... I now have the back finished and the two fronts done. No photos, I don't want to jinx it. I'm going to start the sleeves tomorrow. I'm not sure it will actually fit me for sure, but my cleaning lady saw it yesterday and put dibs on it just in case. She is smaller than I am so I'm sure it will fit her but darn it, I wanted it for myself.

And because all this stuff really really upset me I sat down and did a little spinning. It really calms me down and lowers the blood pressure. I'm not terribly good at this yet and my yarn is a bit on the thick side, but I think this will lovely warm mittens for someone.

I've ordered a whole wack of yarn for summer knitting since I'm going to be sitting around in a cast half of June and all of July. I'm finally getting my foot operated. I have a lovely covered padded swing out in the yard that I can even snooze in if I want. I suppose that's where I'll spend a lot of time knitting.



Blogger Rudee said...

I hope the cardi works out for you. I'm off to spinning class in a bit and can't wait to show off what got spun this week. I'll post some pictures later.

May 2, 2009 at 8:24 AM  
Blogger Rositta said...

Well Rudee, if it doesn't it will go to a good home.

May 2, 2009 at 11:00 AM  
Blogger Brenda said...

I like all that you are working on here. I hope your recovery goes well. One summer I sprain my ankle and had to stay off it for a couple of weeks and just watched TV non stop, and read. Sounds like you will be off your feet for 6 weeks. you should get a lot of knitting or stitching done. How have your eyes been doing?

May 2, 2009 at 9:21 PM  
Blogger Rositta said...

Too true Brenda, 6 weeks will give me lots of time to knit. They eye has gone from 20/200 to 20/25 and that's the best it will be. Guess I consider myself lucky under the circumstances...

May 3, 2009 at 12:02 AM  

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