Friday, 1 May 2009
Shawls made from scraps
My black 4ply cardigan is languishing with one sleeve and borders still to go. I have got to the stage where I am thoroughly fed up with it and am forcing myself to do a few rows each day.
I cannot abide having loads of oddments in my stash. I can happily look at the full packs that are destined for this and that project but the bags and boxes of part balls drive me nuts. I decided to try to get rid of some of them and work them into scrap shawls. They will be individual and colourful but I am not altogether sure they will be tasteful. I am using one of Doris Chan's patterns as a basis. This is All Shawl and is a free download for those of you with Ravelry. The shawl I am working on at the moment is from Lisa's oddments from the Granny takes a trip jacket plus some of mine.
I can't go any further on my project for the calendar as I have run out of wool and I don't feel like starting another big project for myself as I know once I start then the wool for it and the other projects will arrive and I don't like having too many half finished things lying around.
Yesterday I had to do some shopping in the village and so last night and today I am racked with pain in my knee. I rang the hospital again to see if I can move my after op appointment closer than June 1st but of course I got an answerphone and no call back again. My knee cap feels loose inside and sort of detaches itself as I walk which is a strange and painful experience. Strapping it tightly means I can walk on it but leads to more pain later.
I have been invited to a christening on Sunday but whether I go or not depends on my knee. It is at the local church which normally would be a 5 min walk at the most but as I walk so slowly I might not make it. My social life is suffering badly and I feel stuck to the house these days. Sometimes I don't go out for a week.