Monday, January 3, 2011

Being sick productively

Hopefully I am getting better.  Sometimes it's a little hard to tell as the sinus pressure pounds and thuds inside my head.  Yay for throbbing, right?  But I did use my down time productively again yesterday.  I didn't get any of the Christmas decorations put away, and I really would have liked to, but I did get a lot of knitting done.

 Here is the lacy mohair scarf that I showed the beginnings of in my last post.  I know its hard to see the pastel colors against the red wall, but they are there.  
 I finally tucked in the ends to Ben's Cashmerino Aran Gaiter that I made for him like 2 years ago.  It's been sitting in the "Please tuck in the ends" bin for all that time.  Its a medium blue and a dark hunter green, that didn't translate too well in the pic.
 Then I whipped up a hat with some fantastic Farm Girl Fiber bulky.  It looks pretty good on my new display stand, eh?  My sister got it for me for Christmas.  It will be perfect for taking to shows!
 Here's the top of the hat.  
As cool as it looked, I decided to try it again in a tighter gauge with more of that same skein.  I know this pic is blurry, but the difference is from a size 11 needle on the first one to I think a 9 on the second (I'd have to find my needle sizer, which seems to be missing.  

It's back to work today, so the insane productivity time of being sick is done.  It didn't feel like much of a holiday weekend, but at least I had a little time to get rested without feeling bad about missing work.  I hope everyone else had a much more exciting new years.  

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