Thursday, February 22, 2018

On a Knitting Break

I am presently not knitting.
Why you may ask (although some of you know).
I had a small surgery on my right thumb three weeks ago. It seems to take longer to heal than anticipated.  Well, I thought I would have full range of motion after a couple of days...and in any case even one day is one day too many for any knitter.
Knitters are usually patient people except when it comes to not being able to knit the things we like which in my case is lace, socks ...small intricate things...

But I have spent my time looking at patterns and found one I am truly intrigued by.  It is made up of simple squares.  The possibilities of how to arrange the squares into a pattern are seemingly endless (click on the link below the picture to see the free pattern on ravelry):

Pathways Blanket


And I bought an Anniversary kit from my favorite NC Yarn store, The Salty Sheep:

Kit for The Drifter


And I am now all set to start on my "Take All That" shawl with eight CC.

Set for the Take It All Shawl


I am also very close to finish knitting Bristol Ivy's "Tealeaf Sweater".  I even got up extra early the day of surgery to finish the lace sections on the sleeves.  All I have to do now is finish the sleeves and pick up stitches and knit the collar.

Tealeaf Sweater


For additional PT I have knitted a simple washcloth on #9 needles, a couple of rows at a time.



Well, now you know why you have not heard from me for a bit.
I am healing and will check back middle of March. 
Until then I am leaving for a trip to warmer climates, perhaps sun and relaxation can speed things up. :)

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