Wednesday, January 5, 2011

My Life in Stitches: Sick & Knitting

Lacy Leaf Hat made with Rowan Tapestry
 Last week I caught a cold. I don’t know who the Outbreak monkey was, (if you don’t get the joke, watch the movie. Patrick Dempsey is hot even when he’s violent dying from a killer virus) but everyone in my family was sick except my nine-year old. It started suddenly on Sunday night and lasted through the following Thursday. It completely shut me down.

The funny thing was that I had just finished a lengthy project that Sunday, a baby blanket. And before the cold got bad, I casted-on my next project, a hat for a friend. There I was, to weak to do anything. So I propped myself up in a chair and knitted while listening to an audiobook. As a matter of fact, all I did for three days was pray, journal and read my Bible in the morning, knit and listen to Look to the East by Maureen Lang for the rest of the day. And eat, of course.

It was quite refreshing to go from a time consuming project to a quick one. I think that helped fuel me. And I was excited about my first knitting-in-the-round project. I zipped the rows after I got the hang of the pattern (translation: after I made a million mistakes and went back and fixed them).

I am pleased to say that I finished the hat in two days. That was even after starting over twice and taking out a couple of rows a couple of times. I even casted-on my next project. I wish they all went this quick. If I keep going at this rate, I may be able to refill my stash bins with more yarn. Yay cold!

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