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?
Aww, poor you, hope you feel much better soon. The blanket is looking great and just the kind of thing that I would choose to do 🙂
You make great choices even when you’re sick! Feel better fast!
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