Tuesday, November 22, 2022

EVEN WHEN i'M DOWN...i'M KNITTING!

When my schedule gets too busy...my body rebels. (MS) 
 If I don't listen, I get dropped like a rock!  Usually a few days of staying in bed is what is required.  I no longer fight it because that only prolongs the down time!  Anyway, I have been in bed but I sure am glad I can knit!  I have a sock ready to begin the gusset, a sweater almost to the bottom ribbing, a little mitt done and its mate is soon to join it!  And most of all, I like whipping off a hat and then enjoying the finishing work with hands on quiet work.  This one now has a faux cable braid with a variation.
I ran down a stitch on the top layer like I have been doing but this time, I ran one down the inside to match stopping at the 'brim' line.  Then I crochet three strands together of the top layer and slip stitch up three strands from the bottom layer to alternate the color.
The hat looks like this on the inside.  Still neat and unosbructed.

 The inside and brim are different colors because I am still using up all of the colors I can in my stash
--I have used up so many skeins! 
 It's a great way to rest and still create!

As of today, Tuesday, I hope to be up enough to get some baking done and set up a cooking-game-plan for Thanksgiving.
  I'm having family here, just a smaller number than last year!  
Which will be just what my body ordered!

7 comments:

  1. Hoping you are feeling better quickly!!

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  2. Love the colors in this hat and how inventive to make the mock braid! I'm sorry that you're having to stay down, but I do understand how knitting and crocheting make it more bearable. I don't know what I would do without those two crafts. Sometimes I think they keep me sane.
    I hope you're feeling much better and well-rested very soon. Dennis talked me into adding deviled eggs to the menu for Thursday so I'll be making those tomorrow too. We're responsible for the turkey, dressing, gravy, mashed potatoes, cranberries and green bean casserole. But, we're eating at Mandy and Brad's house since we don't have the room anymore.
    Feel better my friend! Rest!
    Blessings and love,
    Betsy

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  3. your hats look great. I am so glad you are award of what you need to do to stay healthy... I really respect that!!

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  4. Sorry to hear you are under the weather. It is nice to have something to do while you are resting. Where would we be without our hobbies.

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  5. What fun you are having, even if you are not up to snuff. I wish your cover photo was my view out the balcony at the condo! I am seeing a much grayer, murky view. But that's OK, it's warmer here than at home!

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  6. I'm sorry you had to take a break from busy-ness.. but glad you can still enjoy knitting! Take care, rest and don't overwork those needles!! xx

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