I cannot believe it has been 10 days since I last posted to the blog. Things at my office have been rather crazy, and I have felt extraordinarily stressed. I would come home in the afternoon and sleep until evening, having something for supper, and then sit and knit while watching television. It was all I could do to hold myself together.
On the knitting needles at the moment is a pair of socks for my husband (I finished the first one today at last), the cardigan (previously photographed and blogged) and a new cardigan design which has just one sleeve and a button band to go, but I want to have the intended model try it on first. I have also picked up yarn for yet a third cardigan, this one from a bulky weight yarn, and I am still in the swatching phase to decide which gauge gives me the feel of the fabric I’m looking for in this one. Oh, and I worked a swatch for a pullover, but I’ve not gone further than that with it.
As the sewing machine is in the basement and as I didn’t care to be alone during this stressful time, I chose to sit upstairs and knit in the living room with my husband and the dogs for company. And television.
I don’t know about you, but when I’m stressed I can find craft work either soothing or more distressing. When I’m working on my own I end up being alone with the thoughts in my head, and that’s not a very nice place to be. Thus, I find it nice to be knitting with the television to fill up my head with a distracting story line. It has the added benefit of needing to let the dogs outside periodically, plus my husband is handy in case I start losing my grip.
So, apologies for the absence. I’ll try to post more this week.