Still under the weather. Bronchitis. No energy. Fourth round of antibiotics and steroids. Staying at home so as to not pick up another infection from all the sick people walking around sneezing and hacking.
Got a little knitting done. Finished my Five and Dime Scarf. Made from The Great Adirondack Yarn Company’s Cotton/Bamboo in the Smoky Mountain colorway on size US 8 (5.0mm) needles. Wrote up the pattern and put it on Ravelry. It’s a pretty simple second project after you are tired of plain garter stitch scarves and have learned to purl.
|Five and Dime Scarf|
Also finished a self-designed cabled beret/tam/slouchy hat (Journey) for our daughter who lives in NYC. Made the hat with intermittent 2x2L and 2x2R cables on a stockinette base to look like paths leading upward. Will not be writing this pattern up as I was very ill while making it and didn’t write down what I did where. Made from Debbie Bliss’ Andes alpaca yarn, bought at the Yarn Company in NYC on a size US 7 (4.5mm) needles. Used a swirl decrease pattern. She should get the hat tomorrow. Hope she likes it and it is exactly what she asked for. My head was quite muddled while knitting it, so you never know. The yarn is very loosely spun almost no twist at all. Had to be very careful not pull or tug too much while knitting. Made a good looking hat though.
I also finished and sent her the Hermione’s Midnight Socks. I used the Hermione’s Everyday Socks pattern but made it toe up. Just used JMCO and a Fleegle Heel. The socks are made from Knit Picks Andean Treasure alpaca yarn in the Midnight Heather colorway. Daughter wanted warm socks and knows I can’t knit with wool, so alpaca is the compromise.
|Hermione's Midnight Sock|
Following the lead of Sheila from the Knit1Heart Too podcast, I made the Bandana Cowl by Purl Soho out of some bulky acrylic from a deep stash dive. I think it is way too big for me. Don’t know if I will ever wear it.
Haven’t finished the grandkids mittens. Still have three pair to go. They may get them next year. We’ll see.
Current WIP is the wurm in Knit Picks Andean Treasure alpaca yarn in the Meringue Heather colorway on size US 6 (4.0 mm) needles. Pictures later. I am only knitting 8 repeats. I have 11 rows to go. Should be finished the next time I pick up the needles.
Going to take a nap.
Until next time. . . .