Sunday, 24 February 2013

Ripple Blanket (FO)

This afternoon was notable for 2 reasons: Scotland won a remarkable rugby match against Ireland in the 6 nations, and I finished rippling this blanket for the bean.
It's been a loooooong time coming - I think I started it in May 2012, but the bean and I both agreed that it is now big enough.
There are a few ends to see to, but that shouldn't take more than one evening.... Apart from one ball of Rowan handknit cotton - it was made entirely from the stash, gobbling up almost 1kg of yarn in the process. The navy yarn is reclaimed from an old cricket sweater of mine which I made about 20 years ago(!) I held the yarn double to compensate for its age and diameter... It's not perfect by any means, but that won't affect its comfort and warmth giving properties. The bean seems to approve, and quickly tried it out for size.

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Beanies (FO)

Life here is proceeding very slowly: the wheezing and coughing enforcing a glacial pace of life. An hour or two of activity - and then rest.

Evenings seem to be best for doing anything - and last night I finished the second baby beanie for 2013.

The multi-coloured one matches my fingerless gloves, so I think I'll hang on to this one ready for the arrival of bean no. 3....

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Sick bed

All is quiet. The house is devoid of hustle and bustle. It's just me and my cough.

In bed together, wheezing. Looking out at the blue sky and sunshine.

There have been some short bouts of knitting. When the thought is not too exhausting.

I predict a quiet week.