Sunday, February 22, 2009

You Know, You Use Your Thumb More Than You'd Think....

Had to stay home Friday since I have a sinus and ear infection so I missed Knit Night at The Sow's Ear. The Ravelry thread sounded like they were winding up for quite the evening of mayhem and debauchery too. Sheesh. I missed all the fun.


I slept all day and all night Friday. I thought for sure I had contracted narcolepsy. But then on Saturday I felt a wee bit better and so puttered around the house, made a bread pudding and worked on my sweater.
I got the upper back finished (down to the arm pits) and have started the front. The front isn't worked on one big piece like the back. It's worked in a left and right section and then joined below the neck. I learned a new technique, wrapping stitches. The instructions were a little confusing, but I got it. Now I have to knit that to match the back. Then the rest of the body is joined in the round and knit down to the bottom ribbing. I was dissappointed that there were a couple of errors in the pattern. On the back, there is a right twist six stitch cable on one side of the honeycomb and then a left twist one on the other. I didn't realize until I was finishing stitching last night that the error in the pattern makes both six stitch cables twist in the same direction on the front. It'll look OK I guess, but it won't match the back. As long as no one sees me coming and going I guess I'll be OK.


I'll have to put the sweater aside for a while. Ben yanked his leash out of my frozen hands this morning and I have a huge, deep bruise on the pad of my right thumb. Doesn't sound like much until you try to do ANYTHING, and realize how much you use your thumb! He's in the doghouse right now and he knows it.


Off to lunch and a Wallis and Gromit flick at a friend's and then have hurry home, pick up Ben and go to Make Your Own Pizza Night at another friend's. It's getting so I don't have to cook much on weekends lately. I'm a lucky girl! Good think I dont' have to make ThumbPrint cookies!

6 comments:

Lisa/knitnzu said...

Good think indeedy doo! Hope you continue to feel better, there's a really nasty respiratory bug going around!

DPUTiger said...

Wallace & Gromit rock!!!. Hope you had a great day!

Mum said...

The sweater is amazing. And from the girl that never could knit anything but a tight little tangled knot!! :)

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Did you try my Cherry Chocolate Whole Wheat Bread Pudding? My scale says I can't make it again for awhile.....

dale-harriet said...

Wow, what a beautimous sweater! Makes ME jealous enough (although, I'm on a Quantity Kick and am approaching 30 preemie caps, so I'm OK with it). Oh are you ever right about the THUMB -- owieowieowie! And not much for it but to let it heal up. Well, rest up - hopefully we'll BOTH be at the next Late Night and can do our part for the Hooliganism Ratio...

Cindy G said...

Beautiful sweater! Hope you are back to 100% feeling better soon.