Today is Sunday, which is a day I would normally be at work all day, come home, have a little time to do homework, knit, and relax. Monday starts my long day at school, which means not a lot of time to do anything before I leave. But it appears that I have caught the plague that has been going around, which started late Friday night. Started with a sniffle, which shouldn’t happen since I take allergy medication 365 now (since they can be pretty bad). But when I get a sniffle on top of that , I know I’m getting sick. A few other things clue me in, like running way warmer then the warm I usually run (not a fever though), headache, then feeling cold and boom, sick. My coworkers yesterday said that its good that it’s getting out of the way before I fly, I disagree. It would have been better that it happened after I came back, or not at all. What ca you do, you can’t win them all. What that means though is that I have a full day to do whatever I need to do, granted it’s mainly sitting at home, trying to fend off the sick. But what that means is that I get to knit today, more then I would have if I had to do my normal Sunday.
I might have a shot in having my design done and ready before wednesday. It’s a long shot though, I just started the last piece about an hour ago and it’s making good progress. But then there is the blocking, ends, seaming, and all of that fun finishing bits that I need to do still. If I’m diligent today however, I have a good shot of having it done. I’m really hoping that I can get it done, so then I can swatch and work on something else, travel knitting. I have that narrowed down at least to a cardigan, shawl, another shawl, another sweater, and a few other ideas. Maybe even some socks that I’ve wanted to do for a bit, out of some fun hand dyed thicker yarn (not that thick, it’s a sport/DK weight). But I do have a little time to think about it today, swatch, and get everything packed up. I have the yarn wound up for the sweater though, some Casbah that I have had in stash for a little bit now. It’s in the color Nori and I think would make a great light weight cardigan.
Though I think that crazy thought I had about 2 weeks ago isn’t going to happen. I wanted to make a super bulky sweater that I’ve wanted to make for a while now, which would be perfect for colder weather. But even at my knitting speed as it is, with the time remaining I think it would be impossible. Only with a knitting machine could I actually do it and my flat bed machine isn’t made for super bulky yarns. Maybe when I return I will thin about casting that on and just have it waiting for the next time I need a big bulky sweater.
And now a time warp. It’s Sunday evening and I’m still taking my cold drugs (yes they’re helping, even if it doesn’t seem like much). I am just over halfway on the last piece I need to make before this project can be called finished. Lets hope that I can get it done. Going to knit more and keep binge watching things on Netflix, I’ll post photos when I have the energy to take some. Well not of this design, not yet, that you all will have to wait and see. I have to start packing too, yikes.