At long last...
My word but I have sucked at blogging over the last few months. My latest
I'm hoping that come July I will be much prone to being immobilized by intertia - we have managed to hire some new doctors to work in the ICU, and there will be 2 of us working at a time on weekdays, which should lead to my quality of life improving by leaps and bounds. More time to do all sorts of fun things when I am on call like sleep! Possibly even some time to knit.
I have gotten a reasonable amount of knitting done in the last few months, although since early April everything I have knit has been for other people (which not my usual practice!)
In May I finished knitting Herbivore for The Gambler's Mother:
I still have a reasonable amount of yarn left, but it was becoming quite tedious - the "pattern" portion involves purling through the back loop on the wrong side. So this was what it was like to knit it: " Okay, some mindless stockinette, not a problem, what's on TV? Slightly tricky twisted rib section on the right side - oh damn, did I forget to twist those stitches? Mindless stockinette...much longer slightly twisted rib...mindless stockinette...oh good, it's the short twisted rib section - I am almost finished this row...mindless stockinette. Turn work - mindless stockinette again...OMG it is a pain to have to purl through the back loop; thank goodness this section is so short...mindless stockinette...OH MY LORD, I am going to grow old and die before I finish this middle twisted rib section; how big is this damned shawl? Can I cast off soon? Mindless stickinette...stupic twisted rib - at least this section is shorter...mindless stockinette...Thank God! It's the right side row!!!"
So I improvised:
Anyone up for some corn on the cob?
By the way - Secret Pal - your package arrived today; I'm going to open it tomorrow. And even take some pictures!