I’m afraid I’ve
been telling you fibs done a U-turn. After posting last Friday that I was leaving the socks in favour of finishing the lacy jumper, I spent Friday evening sock knitting. In my defence, I needed to finish the first sock so that I could cast on the second one, so I had some no-brain knitting that would fit in my handbag.
On Saturday I had a wonderful day at Proper Woolly – learning stuff about yarn and adding to my stash – more about that in a full post on Monday.
I’m still keen to finish the lacy jumper, so Saturday and Sunday’s evening I knitted that. However on Monday morning I had a very very small (no sympathy needed) surgical procedure carried on my left arm. In my yarn obsessed world I didn’t believe that a mere four stitches in my left arm could defeat my superpower of knitting. So I was
distraught disappointed to discover they could, and was forced to spend an afternoon on the sofa sulking reading.
Tuesday I was still too sore to knit or crochet, but I had my wits about me now. Time for some research! I read Lara Neel’s Sock Architecture and several blog posts about knitting socks.
I also bought a wonderful pattern from Loveknitting.com and some yarn for it
as if I hadn’t bought enough at Proper Woolly. I also read up on amigurumi. Blame the ducks!
While I’m mentioning ducks, I’d better fess up… The fourth sibling for the Little Yellow Duck Project has had no work done on him/her all week.
Wednesday I was much improved, but Wednesday is pub quiz night – we lost as usual – so no evening knitting. Thursday is book group, but I do take my knitting and I managed to finish off the sleeves and do a little ribbing.
So, not as much done as I’d hoped and a bit of a hiccough for the 4 x 4 challenges. But I’ve come out of the week a lot wiser, with lots of ideas for my next projects and lots more yarn in my stash.
What did you change your mind about this week? What didn’t go as you planned? And how did you turn it to your advantage?