Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Crud Brings Productivity

The crud that has been going around has reached our house! First, it started with my 15 month old, then my three year old, then my adorable husband, and now me. Needless to say, our Valentines day was pretty low key. My husband took me out to a nice dinner on Sunday night before the blahness hit, but last night our romantic evening consisted of snotty kids, a chicken casserole, and an early bedtime. Darling hubby and kids seem to be feeling much better today, me, however... that's a different story.
 It's hard for me to sit still and rest normally, but when I'm sick, I have to make myself sit still. That's partly the reason I did take up knitting over six years ago. All of this resting and sitting still would not be happening without my knitting to keep my hands busy and generate the feeling of productivity.
Since I've been sofa bound for the last couple of days, I took the opportunity to finish up this little scarf. The pattern is Peacock Tail and Lace Scarf from Nancy Bush's incredible book Knitted Lace of Estonia. The yarn is Malabrigo Lace in the "Molly" colorway, and is available from Eat Sleep Knit. In the pics it looks more like a red, but in reality it is a rosy, bubble gum pink.

I apologize for the poor picture quality. I took these with my iPhone because it's easier to load them onto Facebook and then slurp from there for my blog. Blogger has issues with my computer for some reason.

I have also finished the first of these socks. The pattern is Eunice and is one of many totally cool patterns in Cookie A's Sock Innovation. The yarn is Cascade Heritage in "Green Opal"

1 comment:

  1. Your scarf is beautiful! It looks so delicate. I would love to be able to knit. It looks so fun! I tried to teach myself to knit - it didn't go so hot. I would love to be able to knit me some cute socks like yours! I would feel so proud of myself!