Wednesday, 20 August 2008
Blue Curacao finally finished
I am very pleased to announce that the Blue Curacao shawl is finally finished. Sadly I had to unravel 2 balls worth of crochet this morning as I had thought I had enough wool for another set of pineapples only to find that I didn't and could not finish the edging so I had to unravel yet again. Because I have added extra sets of pineapples for length I haven't finished up with one pineapple at the centre back like Doris but I really cannot face any more modifications so I just hope that Vicky likes it as it is. It has taken 8 x 50 gram balls of Sublime cashmere merino silk DK Shade 011. I will post better photos of the shawl if Vicky takes them after she has blocked the shawl. I don't think it needs much blocking as I prefer it as it is when I look at some of the overstretched over blocked versions on Ravelry.It just needs a bit of gentle blocking to get the edges to lie straight but that's just my opinion and I won't be the one wearing it.
I am looking forward to returning back to the Cinnabar cardigan and a simple 2 row pattern. I might make a set of the 4 different granny squares for the shawl first just to double check that the colours are OK before I plough on with all of the granny squares. I can't exactly undo granny squares and re-use the wool if they are wrong.
I had a good night's sleep last night. I think I only woke up once. My back is still sore but not painful. Sometimes I forget all about it and do something silly and then I feel it for a while. At the moment it feels like something inside is pulling. I have the sensation that everything is sewn too tightly inside. It's probably just another stage of the internal healing. I have no idea just how long it takes the internal scars to heal. The specialist just said to me "much longer than you think" when I asked him.
There was no sign of the King's Arms knitted chandelier or any of the knitters in the M.E.N last night. Maybe they are waiting to use it in the ladies section of the paper on another day. Someone did mention the Salford Advertiser free newspaper but if that is the case then I may never see the article as I get a different area version of the paper where I live.
I was going to try another walk but as it has not stopped raining since I got up and I really cannot muster up enough enthusiasm for it although I probably need the exercise.