For distraction since I can't knit (pout!)This is the little ascot I made while I was sick on the couch (before I was immobilized):
Here's the end, with the cute little bobbles:
The pattern is the Huckleberry Ascot from the Interweave Knits Holiday 2007 issue. It's supposed to be shorter, but I used larger needles than it recommended because the yarn needle size was larger. It feels like cozy down, and is sooo snuggly. I love it! And I have about .75 of the 2nd skein left to use for something luxurious. The yarn is Louisa Harding's Kimono Angora. Sigh. I love it.
Meanwhile, a tale of woe:
I frogged the Elizabeth Zimmerman sweater. Yup, the whole thing. Nerdy Hubby tried it on after I blocked it, and it was certainly bigger, but not big enough to be a useful, throw-over-everything kind of cardigan. The sleeves were really skinny, too, so I just couldn't rationalize letting it be (no matter how hard I tried!).
The sweater is actually the cause of neck problem, so maybe it's a good thing I'm starting over. Now I'll use all of the things I've learned when I start again. I need to plan for ease, and want to make some effort to shape the neck a bit more than the EZ pattern does. So, back to the drawing board for that one.
Meanwile, I'm waiting for yarn to arrive to do a sample knit project--a 45" throw in a cable pattern on bulky yarn. I have to get better in time to start that project--it's due in a month!
I'm definitely on the mend--the chiropractor said today that I only have to come back next week if I'm still feeling pain--that's a good sign. I've gone 3 times this week!
Thanks to the commenters who wished me well--I appreciated every good vibe sent my way. It has been a long time since I hurt that much--ick, I say!
Happy Friday--I hope the rest of you get to knit (not that I'm bitter or anything).