OK, so I can now personally vouch for the reports that flu is not a good thing to have. I’m getting over it now, but a few days disappeared in a haze of paracetamol and too much TV (I got through a whole series of Gilmore Girls in two days, but please don’t ask me to recount any of it, I simply don’t remember).
It was however fantastic for my knitting UFO list, and a heap of them have now transformed into FO’s. Amongst the things I finished were two cropped cardigans (which were already knitted up so I just had to sew in the yarn ends), a hat and a pair of socks.
I also made good progress on a lace shawl, knit the body and legs of an elephant (only a small one), started the body of a mohair jumper for me, and cast on for my first ever pair of Monkey Socks.
Like the TV viewing, I don’t have much memory of knitting these things. Unlike the TV however, I do have evidence that they have been done, in the form of a pile of finished knitting and several new projects with needles in them.
This is the book that had the original pattern for the pair of Maine Morning Mitts that I made and had featured in Spin Off magazine this spring. I’ve had this book on my wishlist for ages, but hadn’t seen it in person so dithered over buying a copy. But I’m so glad I did buy it, it really is an excellent reference. It’s a mine of technical info on yarn construction and use, and the knitting patterns in it look great too, a few have joined my Ravelry queue already. Clara has another yarn book due out any day now (I think it’s already on the shelves in the US, but we have to wait a little longer here in the UK). The sequel’s called The Knitter’s Book of Wool, and needless to say I’ve already preordered a copy.