Wednesday, August 21, 2013

View from a sinus infection

Sitting up in bed, my nose and eyes are feeling very strange. 
So, in between Neti pot nasal cleansing and inhaling eucalyptus, I knit "hitch", a sweater design by Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark, really impatient to get this on my back! 

I also have my bag of tossed aside knitting works-in-progress here on the bed, which I have looked over, admired, promised each I will one day return to them: the eternal socks, the shawl I meant to knit my oldest daughter as a Menarche present  and the shrug for that wedding 18 months ago....all enticing projects! What happened...

Somewhat feeling like a snake-tongued knitter I then open my bag of recently purchased yarn and paw it, dreaming of the delicious new patterns they will be applied to!
These are the yarniforous ravings of a sinus-challenged bedridden knitter! 

Monday, August 12, 2013

yarning in the wind

It's. Really. Windy. Outside.

Joining in with Ginny for her Yarn Along: reading Bob Graham picture books, they have so, sooo much heart! and great urban characters and dogs! In his bio, Bob says he likes the sound of dog's ears flapping. When I read his stories to my youngins, I always get the feeling I would like to be this author's friend! I also feel the stories are set in my neighbourhood.
On the yarn side of life, plodding away at Hitch!! Still!
And also crocheting some samples for a session with the Class 5 children, who are just learning how to crochet. Big thick 16ply wool with 6mm crochet hooks.
See a Sami face peeking out next to a lovely card from Lori (snail mail! yay!)
 I also had an inspiration to alter a cardigan I never wore simply because it was a bit gapey with the snap closures and also a bit short, and my kidneys just have to be warm! So! I sewed up the front to make it a pullover and picked up stitches along the rib bottom to add a garter stitch bottom! It's a bit of an experiment, and I'm also going to throw in some short rows at the back so as to get it longer at the back. The yarn is Bendigo Woollen Mill Rustic 8ply in charcoal.

And we are madly all listening to The Mae Trio's new CD! Gorgeous young women from Castlemaine. Delicious harmonies, songs so fresh and full of heart and gentle humour.