.... that many of you know that as you get older "bits" of your body become a little more unreliable!! Normally when I am sat in waiting rooms... hospital out patients, chiropodist, warfarin clinic .. or any of the MANY places I take my parents to.. I take along some hand sewing . This helps pass the time .. often attracts someone who wants to talk .. and generally just keeps me occupied.
THIS week my hand has looked like this....
.....and holding a tiny needle is not necessarily possible. SO it has been the knitting that has come along with me x...( just thinking about it I wonder what the reaction would be if I wheeled in a machine and plugged it in!!!!.. made me giggle to think about it!!)
I have made another of the shawls (same pattern as the owl wool was used for)..
I used DK this time to see what it would look like in a heavier weight..
I mostly LIKE the shawl... I LIKE the lace .... I LIKE the wool and the fuzzy halo that it has however... GARTER STITCH is NOT for me. I know I have hundreds of thousands of hours of practice with stocking stitch... I know I don't have anything like that number of hours with garter stitch .... I JUST DONT LIKE IT!!
This will be ideal for Sally when she up in the middle of the night feeding baby and her shoulders need warming .. so it is not wasted ... but NO MORE garter stitch xx lol x
My finger and thumb are a lot better to-day so maybe the sewing will get some love xx Heres hoping you don't have any "bits" ailing you this week x