Wednesday, 14 October 2015

I AM SURE...

.... 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

Diane x

11 comments:

barbara woods said...

I had a Dr, one time tell me that was the good kind of author. My late hubby had the bad kind.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh dear I can just imagine a machine at the surgery lol! Hope your 'bits' quickly settle down!

rachel addison said...

Oooh! sore joints! Not funny, I trust they learn to behave quickly!

Julie Fukuda said...

Oh dear, I'm glad you had a plan B, and a lovely one too.

Sharyn Baldwin said...

Ouch! I could almost feel the pain in your "bits" when I looked at the photographs. I feel for you.
I find that my crochet helps to keep my hands moving, which is something that they don't like to do at times, either!
I am glad that yours are a bit better now though.

Gina said...

I know all about aches and pains, especially sewing related. I have a permanent hole in one of my fingers as I refuse to use a thimble. Hope your aches and pains clear up soon so you can sew again

Terry said...

Glad that your thumb and finger are feeling better. It isn't fair that our little bits and pieces become "unruly" as we ahem grow more mature. I liked the shawl very much!

kiwikid said...

Sorry to hear your "bits" are not behaving so you cans sew....but your knitting even the dreaded garter stitch is beautiful. Sally will love the shawl. Had a chuckle at you taking along your machine!!

Janet said...

Well the garter stitch is lovely! :) Hope that your aches and swells are subsiding a bit.

Debra said...

You know, you could just do stocking stitch instead of garter in that pattern. I think it would look great with stocking stitch. 😊

I have similar lumps and bumps on fingers and toes and they do play up at times. Always a good idea to have an alternative item to work on. I'm crocheting a little blanket that is just easy to take with me. It's in chevron shapes. xxx

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Boo to the thumb, yay for the shawl!