Sunday, December 18, 2016
Yop Yop Yop 25 - Almost half way!
Ok, so I can now divulge my latest addiction which is illusion knitting.
I have made six to date, but four can't be shown until after Christmas.
Here is the one I made for my knitting group's Christmas Party:
This is what it looks like looking front on:
and this is what it looks like looking at it from an angle:
And here is the one I made for me because....hummingbird people!
Other than that this week was all about finishing the sweater. I finished the knitting on Wednesday, Thursday I sewed in the sleeves and all the ends, and Friday I blocked it.
Saturday I wore it!
My peace cowl is coming along - it will be done by the 21st, and I am getting together with 10 other knitters on the 21st to knit peace into the world. I will add an i-cord to finish it with leftover yarn from my sweater. If you want to see who else is knitting for peace and where they are in the world check out this Ravelry group.
It is snowing today - a perfect excuse to sit inside and knit and binge watch The Gilmore Girls.
I started the very complicated Uncia shawl from The book of Haps using the yarn I bought in London in September. Definitely not a TV watching project but I am excited to see how it is coming along.
Lastly, I learned this week that my sore back is the result of three of my vertebrate having compression fractures. Ouch indeed!
I can still swim and do yoga, gently, so that is good. I am sore, but I do have good meds. Sleeping is the hardest. Sitting and knitting is pain free. Walking is fine. Standing? Not so much. Getting up from sitting? Really not so much.
But, the presents are bought and mostly wrapped, and we got our tree last night. I have my Christmas elf here to help with decorating, and the nuts and bolts are made (which is the extent of my Christmas baking).
I hope you are all finding time for Peace and Knitting amid the hustle and bustle of this Christmas Season.
I listened to Dylan Thomas reading his poem A Child's Christmas in Wales this morning.
It made me happy.
That is a good thing.