Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Knitting - I like to knit

I am spending a lot of time sitting these days. I have to keep my leg elevated because the doctor told me so. This means I have to sit with my feet up... now there's a hardship!

I have discovered that even though I love to read I am no longer keen to read more than one book a day. I tend to fall asleep when reading and I just don't want to sleep all day and then toss and turn all night because I can't sleep.

So I watch TV.................. that's ok as long as PBS has something worth watching but recently they seem to have the series about prohibition on a continuous loop and when you've seen it once it can get a bit boring.

So I pout one of the crime channels on or I watch Sky Arts cos sometimes they have interesting programmes on and I knit. My friend Sian over at FromHighintheSky was talking about knitting blankets with self patterning yarn so I had to go and see what this was all about. I finished up at Love Knitting and decided to buy some self patterning yarn and have a go. I have a lovely baby blanket pattern and it will be interesting to see how it makes up in the yarn. I ordered it yesterday and it has arrived!!!

I am about to return to my chair and elevate my aching leg and give this yarn a go. I will be taking pictures. I just hope Sian has an address so that I can send off my blanket when it is done.

6 comments:

Barbara Eads said...

We're so lucky to have Sian to inspire all of us! I'm planning on trying that yarn too! I hope I can find it here, or I'l order it online. I can't wait to see how yours comes out.

Sian said...

Oh, wow! I love this :) You know, I was driving TSO to an exam this morning and on the way home I was thinking about the blanket knitting and how you had sent me the voucher and how much I wanted to try out some of the other colours and I realised that I hadn't even asked how your health was and I felt terrible! I'm glad the blanket knitting is putting the day in. We have my sister to thank for the inspiration really

Sian said...

ps: I'm itching for a picture now.

Jane said...

I've been looking at that wool too, just need to finish some crochet first.

Miriam said...

Sorry to her you are having to stay put for so long. I would love to do some knitting for this cause too, infact it is my ladies lunch tomorrow, I'll see if we can make it a group project.

Ruth said...

That's the thing about Sian, she's always full of great ideas, or passing them on! Can't wait to see a photo!
Hope you and your leg are feeling better.