Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Sick Day

As I feared, I did come down with a cold. I ended up taking a sick day today. Nothing to do but sneeze on the couch with the TV and my knitting. But it turns out, being home sick it a great time to get lots of knitting accomplished.

Look, at long last, Peppermint Stick is not a UFO, not even a WIP, but a FO!!! Done, off the needles, ends woven in and everything!!! Try to contain your excitement.

I plan to get a real picture for my Completed Project Gallery when my husband gets home and it doesn't have to get modeled on the banister!

That done, I wasn't sure what to do next. I checked my project bin. I pulled out Bloody Pulp (the tank top) and decided I really didn't like the pattern or the yarn, so I ripped her out and put her to rest. Then I looked at Airy Scarf (a scarf in Rowan Kidsilk Haze). I still love this project, but decided to start it over from scratch. Ripped the rows out, wound up the yarn, and put it aside to be restarted and finally finished on a day when I'm feeling better. I was all set to ditch Hair Ball (the mohair pillow-cover) too, but when I looked at my rows, they had come out better than I remembered. Hair Ball will live on, but was not worked on today. *** No fancy links today . . . too tired to fiddle with all that, but refer to On the Needles . . .Off the Needles post for more details on all these projects.

So, upon reflection I decided what I really needed was a little pouch to keep my row counters and point protectors all together and stop them from floating around in the makeup bag that has become my knitting accessory bag. I pulled out a pattern for a coin purse, thought about some modifications (gather-tie top rather than a buttoned top), pulled out the yarn from Bloody Pulp, and abbra caddabbra, my Knit-Knack Pouch.

As it turns out, although I disliked the yarn for a top, it's not bad for an accessory. Maybe I'll use the rest for another scarf or a hat or something. I should probably start thinking about Christmas gifts . . . and to me, nothing says Christmas gift like an accessory.

All in all, not a bad day's work for a sick day, if I do say so myself!!!!

1 comment:

Jen said...

good job making your own knitting accessory pouch! And in one day while sick to boot. Did you just do an eyelet row of YO, K2Tog all the way around to leave space for a ribbon to tie the whole pouch closed? The yarn does look nice in small quantities.

I might do something like that. I've been trying to figure out something I could use for a wallet that I didn't mind beating on when I went on camping trips, so thanks for the inspiration!

Hope you feel better...

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