Sunday, August 07, 2011

Healing knitting

So, breaking an ankle does have a silver lining and that is I really do have nothing better to do that sit around and knit - knit wool, and knit bones!

I have made great progress on my Stella cardigan, and am now working on the collar.  It's a rather old-fashioned stitch called "Leaning Star Stitch", and it knits up very quickly which bodes well for this cardigan being finished about the same time as my sick leave!

After the collar - which is knit in two pieces, grafted and then sewn onto the body - there is only an i-cord edging to go.  I am concerned I am going to run out of yarn by the i-cord, but I have a back up plan if I do.  Fingers crossed it works.

Mum has come down to stay with me while I'm deemed non-weightbearing, which has been of tremendous help.  The other night I got her to get down my sock yarn and pick out some she liked so I could make her some socks as a thank-you.

She chose the delicious "Berrylicious", which is old Knittery yarn from years back.  I love this colourway, and it's such a delight to be knitting it up into a simple garter-stitch rib pair of socks for Mum.

Currently I seem to also be sleeping a lot. Like, 10-11 hours at night and 1-2 hour cat naps in the afternoon??  I know my body is in healing-mode, but even so - I'm not used to such inactivity!  I'm hoping the energy starts to return soon, so I can bring you even more finished projects!


Rose Red said...

Yay for lots of healing knitting (of both kinds!) and yay for lovely socks for your supportive and helping out mum!

WildflowerWool said...

Hope you are feeling better soon. In the meantime enjoy all the knitting time!

Kat said...

Sorry to hear about your ankle! I hope it gets better soon. I know how annoying being inactive can be. I was on crutches for 3 months when I tore the cartlidge in my knee. Not fun!

DrK said...

oh yes knit knit knit, bones and hands! the no skating must be killing you, sending you lots of healing vibes.

Leonie said...

Mum's socks look lovely, warm colours and warm feet she'll be having!
Glad you've had something to keep your mind occupied with while your body must be idle.
Knitting bones is very tiring stuff, so is sitting down a lot weirdly enough.

Knitty Galore said...

Very sorry about your ankle. But great sock yarn and nice stitch pattern. Take care.