In my efforts to prepare for my (soon-to-be) eventual move, I repacked and re-organized some of the stuff that has been stored in the garage for the last three years. Over that time, I’ve gotten a new handmixer, a new blender, new cutlery, new cookware utensils and a variety of other items, so I needed to start the pile of things to “gift” to Goodwill. I heaved boxes, I moved heavy things and I did it all by myself.
Well this morning, I paid the piper with that idea. My whole lower back is aching and my hamstrings. I’ve pretty much been immobilized finding any movement to be unsuitable and cruel and unusual punishment. So what did I do? I knit.
I finished the Yoga Mat Bag from Stitch ‘N Bitch Nation. It turned out a little shorter than the pattern indicated. (I didn’t realize until it was too late I was 20 stitches short and I didn’t have the heart to redo the pattern again. See previous post.) But the yoga mat fits in the darned thing and with the strap, only needed one skein. With those added stitches, that would not have occurred. So I’m pretty happy with it (mainly because now it’s done, off the project wishlist queue and out of my life forever!). I swear, it was the lace stitch, not any pattern error or anything like that.
Friday evening, when I was exhausted from my afternoon burdens, I watched One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest. It was an interesting movie and I can see why it’s been honored with an AFI nod (it apparently was the first major film documenting the operation of a mental hospital at the time of its XX release). I told Netflix that I give it a three out of five stars.
Today, again, completely unable to move, allowed me to check out An Officer And A Gentleman and Sense And Sensibility (a AFI 400 flick). Both were really good and soothed my inner romantic. I just knit, knit, knit away through both. I got back to the Eyelet Scarf and the striping is really working out! I’m going back and forth between the tannish color and purple color completely two sets of all 18 rows before switching colors. I only have one skein of each color so the scarf is probably going to be fairly short but oh so pretty. It’s naturally curling under it self nicely showcasing the stitch and making a little tube in the process. Here’s a shot from Saturday of my progress.
You may notice a resurgence of some long forgotten projects. I’m trying to empty out my project bin and tie up all these loose ends (literally! OK, dumb knitters joke). I still have second crocheted baby afghan to power through (hopefully this week), the second Clessidra sock, the second Thirassia sock (if the yarn ever comes in) and a Socks That Rock swatch for my Swatch Journal. After all of that, I can dive into the Mrs. Darcy Cardigan. Yay for productivity!