Monday, February 22, 2010

A Lost Weekend

I went out (to dinner) on Thursday of last week.

I came home from work Friday spent--I was mentally more alert, and more upbeat—but exhausted.

I took a 2 hour nap, and still was able to get to sleep at my normal time.

Saturday—I got up, shower and dressed—and crawled back into bed.
And slept for hours. I got up and did NOTHING and after a few hours of that, I needed another nap. I went to bed a bit late, but slept well.

Sunday—was a repeat--both days I barely ate (supper only) because I was too tired to eat! (have you seen me? I don’t look like a person who is ever too anything NOT to eat!)
I didn't make it out to my knitting friends in West Babylon--(2 weeks in a row now!)

This morning I woke, and felt sure I had overslept the alarm—the bright sun shine and wonderful sense of complete rest--I was sure. But no, it was 6:40—I was awake—bright eyed and bushy tailed before the alarm!

So I feel great today—rested, refreshed, (lighter!) but I’ve haven’t made a stitch of progress—either on my Ravelympics shawl, or my hyacinth socks (which, did I mention—are busting me!)

The pattern is working out fine--But clearly these socks should not be knit 2 at time on 2 circs. Ideally, they should be worked on a set of 4 DPN’s, with one pattern repeat per needle. (I have slightly modified the basic 4 stitch pattern—so that the sides are not straight—and compensated by creating make 1’s in the purls ‘ditch’) this has accentuated the scallop—but what a PITA to do when you need to move stitches from needle to needle (OK at the ends, but not much fun in the center of the two socks—I can (and do!) do it, but its not something I expect most knitters would be comfortable with (it involves a weird way of transferring stitches from needle 1 to needle 2. (and fore thought!)

But they do look pretty! The scalloped top, the defined clusters of little flowers, the pure white (well it is not really it is called ivory—so it’s close!)—a color I so rarely knit with—all are making these socks really special!

Photo’s tomorrow—I promise!


JelliDonut said...

How fantastic to get an entire weekend of rest! Some things are more important than knitting. Hard to believe, I know, but it's true. Can't wait to see those socks.

Virginia G said...

I'm a little jealous of all that rest. I could use a weekend like that.

AudKnits said...

Glad you're feeling better. I can hardly wait to see your socks!

plnc said...

Glad you are feeling better! And don't worry about your knitting - it is for fun!

zippiknits...sometimes said...

Wow that was a lot of sleeping but you so obviously needed it. Good that you got it!

These are very pretty socks you are making.