Thursday, July 23, 2009

Giving My Cast the Boot

I went to the doctors yesterday and had my cast removed and am now in a boot. I also get to begin to put weight on it using my crutches which seems like heaven after six weeks of non-weight bearing. To celebrate my whole family left to go up north, seeing as they are all really tired of waiting on me and figured I could now survive on my own for a while. Actually, I would have gone with them, but I have a meeting at work next Tuesday which makes my teeth hurt just to think about. So I won't. Instead I'll show you this:

What is it you ask? I have started to knit a shawl for my son's wedding in September. What about the rug hooking you ask?

Oh you have sadly underestimated my ADD and my ability to begin new projects without any pesky thoughts about finishing what I started or pursuing something until the end. For me, it all about the excitement about starting something new.

As for the shawl. Let's just say I am not feeling the love. First of all it is lace, which means reading a chart. Which also means actually thinking about what you are doing while you are doing it. You can imagine how I feel about that. I have so far gone through three different patterns, each one easier than the last. This is the easiest one yet and I have started it over three-count 'em-three times. What you see above is the last attempt.

Well, not the last attempt. I actually have one other pattern left to try which is even easier. In fact, to get any easier I would probably have to just unravel the whole skein of yarn and drape it artfully over my shoulders. And speaking of the yarn--did I mention that it is lace weight. Which is like knitting with very thin thread. I am not even kidding. It is the worst.

Sigh........but I have to finish this. You know how expensive yarn is (well, maybe you don't know, but you could probably feed a third world country for a year for the cost of a hand-knit sweater) and the very nice lady at the yarn shop ordered another skein for me back when I actually thought I could knit lace and finish this baby.

So, I'll keep trying. It is very pretty handpainted yarn in beautiful fall colors. I'll let you know how it goes.

1 comment:

  1. Debra-Love your blog! We seem very much alike, only I think you're a bit more talented than I in that you are well versed in multiple arts!!!! At any rate, I just had to comment on this post. You could always use that lovely yarn to whip a rug!!!!! Good luck with your shawl! :-)