Just a quick post today, as I’ve been taken down by the respiratory bug of DOOM, and am feeling half-dead. And also completely and utterly voiceless, which is rather inconvenient given that I’ve got a review session to be running in a few hours. Thankfully, two of my awesome friends have offered to help me out, since they’re familiar with the material already. I am very grateful.
Anyway, I’ve made a bit of progress on Stripes!, despite feeling too sick to knit at all for an entire day last week, which is sort of unheard of for me. Here’s what I’ve got:
The body is finished, and I’m inching my way up the sleeve, but since I have monkey-arms, there’s still a long way to go. I am still madly in love with the rainbow stripes, and especially with the corrugated ribbing. And I’m still undecided about what I’ll do with the yoke, although I’m leaning most strongly towards doing the rainbow stripes as purl bumps to add some interesting texture, and leaving everything else the same. We’ll see.
Let’s see, what else? I got a fun package in the mail on Friday:
I’ve been wanting Poems of Color (the Bohus book) for a long time, so when I saw that Schoolhouse Press was offering a discount if you bought it together with a DVD about Bohus history, I was sold. As we’ve seen with the Tour de Ganseys, I really love learning about traditional knitting techniques and patterns, and this fits right in with my current yoked sweater obsession! I’m looking forward to watching the DVD tomorrow while I’m stuck at home sick. Of course, I have plenty of work to be doing, too, but I’m trying hard not to push myself, because I don’t want this respiratory bug to turn into a bout with pneumonia like last year.