Why have I had so much knitting time? Because I’m still sick! Or sick again. I really don’t know. I had a bad bad cold-like thingy two weeks ago, remember? Well since then I’ve had this lingering (and annoying) cough. I thought it was no big deal. The cough is always the last thing to go, right? Well, Thursday night it all moved into my chest and has wreaked havoc on me since. So I’ve spent a lot of time on the couch. Which sucks because Geoff and I were planning lots of yard work this past weekend that we weren’t able to do and I didn’t feel like weaving in the ends and blocking the Fiery Bolero like I had planned.
Instead I started knitting the Aran Tree Skirt from Handknit Holidays. You knew it was a matter of time, right? I’ve finished the first segment (out of 11).
Unfortunately, this progress did not come without a price…
What’s wrong with this picture?
My 19″ Denise cord went snap-o. Thank goodness for the lifetime guarantee. I’ll be dropping that baby in the mail tomorrow for a replacement. I just hope it doesn’t happen again. Some of the cabling in this pattern can be hazardous to your hands (and obviously needles, too). The double-stranded Lopi is like knitting with rope (with bits of hay here and there). Scratchy scratchy scratchy. But the beauty of it makes it all worth it.
I hope to have a finished blocked Fiery Bolero soon. In the meantime, please send all of the anti-phlegm thoughts you can my way!