Saturday, January 29, 2011

Home From The Hospital

My back surgery is behind me.  That was a bad pun, wasn't it?  It's too early to tell, but I think it went well. 

Now, maybe I can get back to my knitting more often.  I took a ball of sock yarn and needles to the hospital, not really expecting to knit, but I did manage the cuff of one sock.  Hey, it's a start.

When last I posted about Braydon's red sweater I was battling with the neckband, button band and I was very displeased with the weird way it was turning out.  I took the needles out of the neckband stitches and did some measuring.  I'm quite sure that the neckband will be big enough to go over his head without making a flap on one of the shoulders. 

I ripped back to the beginning of the neckband and ripped out the button flap.  Now, I'm almost finished making a new neckband.  I'm making it twice as long as I need it to be with a purl row halfway, which will be the turn row.

I haven't decided yet, but I might add a faux flap and attach the buttons, or just sew the buttons to the shoulder, as decoration.  The buttons are so darn cute.  Pictures coming later.

Sandnes Lanett #4128
I like this wool very much and will knit something for Braydon again with this yarn.  I'm also thinking of some fingering-weight sweaters that I want to knit for myself, but those will have to wait until the post-surgery pain subsides, and when other projects are finished.  This is my year of knitting from the stash afterall, at least 95% of the time.


Dave said...

I hope you're doing much better! (And I hope you have lots of people around you to help out and ease your pain.)

Gabi said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery!

JelliDonut said...

Get better soon! I'm glad to help out if you need anything. Just let me know.

Ana Petrova said...

Get well soon!