Friday, July 24, 2015

Sick Days


I was home sick yesterday with strep, which normally would be primo knitting time, but I've been feeling a little tired this week and I indulged in a 3-hour nap. While I wasn't sleeping, I had a little Twin Peaks marathon in bed with the puppy and started knitting something new.

I got four skeins of this Lion Brand Fettuccini a few weeks back, and I pretty quickly decided that I definitely needed a baggy pullover. It's been on my to-knit list since then, but I didn't know when I'd get around to it. Turns out yesterday was the lucky day-I did a quick swatch, then just jumped in. I'm knitting from the bottom up, and my current plan is to use up the grey yarn, then go to the other whitish skein for the yoke, and then use the hot pink for drop sleeves.

If my math's right, this will have 8-10 inches of positive ease. I was hoping for something cozy and slouchy, just an extra layer to wear with yoga pants and a tank, and I think this is going to fit the bill nicely. It's definitely not what I normally knit-but I'm having fun with it so far! The yarn is all "undetermined fibers," but these skeins all feel to me like some kind of cotton blend jersey-so it should definitely be nice and comfy!

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  1. oh, strep is absolutely no fun, rest is totally what you needed. And casting on for a new project is always good for morale- your baggy pullover is going to look great and be super comfy!

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    1. Thanks! Hopefully it comes out like I'm imagining-but if not, at least it's a good way to spend a restful afternoon.

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  2. Ouchie. Get well soon. That is neat yarn. Haven't seen that before. Good luck with the pullover.

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    1. Thank you. I've been intrigued by this yarn for a while-every skein is incredibly different, so you either need to use one skein per project or do something that will accommodate gauge and fiber differences.

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  3. I hope you get well soon, a new cast on certainly seems like a good remedy!

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    1. Thanks! Knitting's the best medicine, right?

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  4. Boo on the strep. :( I hope you feel better soon!

    The sweater plan looks like fun though, I love the colour blocking plans. I hope it works out the way you want it too, cuz it sounds sweet!

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    1. Thanks, I hope so too. We'll see how the sweater works out-the differences between skeins are more pronounced than I thought they'd be.

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  5. I hope you feel better quickly! and that you get lots of knitting time in :)

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    1. Thank you-fingers crossed! There's no point being sick if I can't knit all the time.

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  6. Oooh, Strep takes it all out of a person, right? I know it does me. Sorry you have been sick.
    Looking forward to seeing your sweater progress.

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    1. Thanks-hopefully the sweater idea will work out!

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  7. Oh no hope you feel better!! I love the idea of a really baggy sweater :)

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    1. Thank you! I am starting to feel better.

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