Saturday, 6 March 2010
Here I Go Again
Here I go again. Unravelling. I think that I have qualified for a degree in unpicking and unravelling by now. I think that it is fate paying me back for indulging myself in a bit of plain knitting and putting the striped knitting to one side. I had almost finished this sweater and when I came to stitch it together before I made the bands and collar I found that the sleeve raglans didn't fit into the back and front raglans. I have re-read the pattern and I don't know why they don't fit. I have made this sweater two or three times before in the past and didn't have a problem. Anyhow I have unpicked one sleeve back to the start of the raglan and will have to space the decreases out every 4 rows instead of every other for a while to gain the additional rows needed to make the sleeves fit. It's a good thing that it is chunky wool and so won't take that long to re-knit.
Today I will have to catch up on the housework. Yesterday I had reached out the mop bucket and was hoovering when I had an unexpected visitor. I love having visitors and the housework can always be done on another day. I haven't seen this friend since before I had my spinal operation so we had a lot of catching up to do. By the time my friend had gone I had lost the urge to mop. It doesn't take much to put me off any housework. I clean but I am not zealous about it anymore. When I was young and fit I was always cleaning and the house was spic and span but as I have got older and am not as fit I do sometimes wish that my house was like it used to be but I decided a few years ago that there was no point in making myself ill just for a lot of cleaning. My cleaning does get done but in dribs and drabs and probably not as efficiently as it used to. But then I have only myself to please and my friends understand my problems and turn a blind eye to my clutter.
The amaryllis is flowering for the third time. I think that this will be it's last time as it has now grown leaves and there are no more budding stems to grow. It has been a lovely Christmas present as it has given me pleasure at the kitchen sink for over 2 months. It's nice to see flowers on a dull and rainy day.
Today I am going to finish some housework and then hopefully manage to unravel and finish off this sweater and then maybe tonight I can force myself back to the striped cotton knitting once again.