I’ll be honest with you, it’s been a rough couple days at my house. I’ve come down with the plague, or as my doctor put it “just” a cold. I’ve been a coughing, sniffling mess. My house feels full of Kleenex and I’ve been drinking water like it’s going out of style. It’s the worst!
I haven’t had the brain power to do any planning on my Ravellenic Games knitting, so I guess we’ll all be surprised with what I decide to do, come Friday morning.
I haven’t been able to muster the energy (or the brain power) for doing anything more than simple knitting-and only knitting. No purling, no shaping, no counting. I don’t want to leave the house to get more yarn (because I don’t want to spread this plague to anyone else), so into the stash I went. And lucky for me, I found a ton of single skeins, half-skeins, and tiny balls of sock yarn. I have a vague memory of going crazy a couple years back and getting 20 or so skeins of Knit Picks Stroll during one of their sales. I’ve been slowly working through it, but there’s still quite a bit leftover, and not really enough of any one color to make a full pair of socks.
So I said, “Hey, let’s make a blanket with this! But a baby blanket, because I’m not insane enough to try knitting a great big blanket with sock yarn. And I should hold the yarn double and knit it with big needles so that it’ll go fast.”
And, that’s exactly what I’ve been doing.
I’ve cast on a bunch of stitches (I didn’t count, but it’s about a yard’s worth of stitches- I’m sick! Give me a break!) with some nice big US10s, and I’ve been knitting back and forth, watching crummy daytime TV for the last couple days. And whenever I get bored of a color, or when a skein runs out, I switch that strand for a different color. So far, I gotta say, I like how it looks!Plus, it’s crazy simple, and I’m cruising through really quickly. It’s going to be a really nice, cozy blanket!
What do you like working on when you’re feeling under the weather?