another week of treading water, and nothing much to say. i am finding it hard to be social at the moment, its coming up to a year since i moved here and i am finding myself on a bit of an emotional roller coaster, too many thoughts and feelings about what it all means. i am glad its raining, and i can snuggle up on the lounge with knitting and dvds. there is a storm on its way too, so i have a reason to hide inside today!
yesterday’s catch up for lunch and stitch n bitch with knitabulous and randomknits did help restore some equanimity although i am shocked to admit that i think i am probably a bit low from lack of exercise as well. walking dogs with one arm in a sling can be challenging, and i have not felt like i could go back to the gym until the last couple of days. i am a bit peeved about this, because i was doing pretty well on my weights program, but it will be a long time yet before i can lift anything heavier than my hand bag! but i do feel ready to get back on the treadmill, and i am seeing a pysiotherapist this week to see what we can do about getting some movement and strength back. i always forget how good exercise feels until i start doing it!
so todays post is just really about hints of things to come. i decided on garter stitch for the band and collar of the featherweight, mostly because my arm started aching just thinking about all that back and forth of rib or moss stitch. i went down to 3.5mm needles so that it wouldnt be bulky, and i think its worked well:
i cast off the front band yesterday and have started on the first sleeve. i tried it on and i couldnt be happier, my modifications seem to have worked a treat, but no more on this now until its finished. and i have been hinting for a while about some big plans i have for a major knitting undertaking, yesterday donna lent me a few things to help with the final bits of research:
and i should be ready to blog the full details in a couple of days. i hope it will be worth the wait!