I have managed to catch another cold. why is it that I persist in illusion that I should be knitting more if I am sick? It is an illusion.
I have knit or crochet very little in the past few days. Instead I spend a lot of time reading news. And I rather wish it was thew opposite. At this point I am overdosed on politics, mayhem and other kind of junk. I am fed up with secondhand outrage, second hand information and second hand thoughts.
Thankfully I can now finally sit up without feeling dizzy. This means I am back to yarning.
I have made very nice progress on the “Grey Matter” sweater intended for DS #2. So much progress that tonight I came to realize that it might be a bit large for the intended recipient. The kid was a bit unhappy, because he wanted a vest. This sweater WANTS sleeves! Well, I just tried the sweater on my DS #1 and it is perfect fit. So DS #2 will get the next vest I make and this one will go to my big boy.
This is another benefit of having a few kids of different sizes. Everything I knit will fit someone at some point. I hope to photograph it tomorrow, possibly with the kid inside it.
I have been crocheting much more than knitting this past week.
I did not manage to finish my Dreidel Bowl during Hanukkah, as I intended. I did not like the way it came out. The problem is not in the pattern. I just never attempted Tapestry Crochet before. The hook I picked for this project was way too large. And the base color was coming through the ornament too much. I thought I could live with it, but in the end I frogged it.
I went down FIVE sizes and now it looks much better, but it is much harder to see my stitches.
Meanwhile I “finished” the “Warm Me Up” Cowl. Finished here in quotation marks for two reasons. First there should be another pattern repeat. But it is a long cowl, and will be wound around my neck twice. If I add another repeat it would simply eat me. So I decided to stop. I also run out of yarn. The second reason is that there are lots of ends to weave in. I am going to Haifa tomorrow with DS #1, I will take with me all the things that need the “ends treatment”. Then I will take a nice picture.
Meanwhile DH tells me that it is already tomorrow and its time to get myself into bed.