Wednesday, 27 January 2010

naughty corner

I've been plugging away on my Bollywood capelet, pattern and yarn from Ailsa at Knitabulous.  A bit every day but not too much as my fingers are quite swollenand don't like bending.  The yarn is absolutely beautiful to work with and the fabric is very even with a lovely drape.

However, Bollywood is now sitting in the naughty corner, or perhaps I should just say it's taking time out.  Sometime last week, son came home from work with a very sore throat which he seemed to overcome reasonably quickly.  A few days ago, I had the same thing.  A killer of a sore throat, bad head etc. I felt terrible and really didn't know what was wrong.  I slept the best part of two days and then discovered the whole thing had morphed into a summer cold.

I'm now on the patterning on the cape.  Four rows only, very easy.  The first pattern repeat went like a dream.  Then the cold struck and my brain went off elsewhere.  I'ts a pattern where the YOs and the decreases vary along the stitches, but each repeat is symmetrical.  My brain went on counting and counting, so sometimes I did 1.5 repeats before starting the next 20 stitches.  Of course, this threw my count at the end of the row right off.  I was too spaced out to notice I wasn't doing decreases in right place.  So I tinked back, again and again over the next few rows.

Of course, there's nothing wrong with the pattern.  It's just my stuffed up head causing problems.  However, it's taking time out till this cold goes.

4 comments:

2paw said...

I know that feeling: at the time, I always think it is everything else, but not me. When I am feeling better I realise I was deluded!!
Hope you are feeling better soon, nothing like a lot of sleep to help. It must be joint achy and cold weather.

Lynne said...

Eeww! Hope you get over the cold soon and are more able to attend to the knitting pattern.

Sandra said...

Sure hope you feel better quickly and glad the temps are a, trifle, cooler for you.
Thanks for visiting Thistle Cove Farm; come back anytime!

sue said...

I hope you feel better soon. Nothing worse than a summer cold. I was making mistakes on my shawl too but only because I was too tired whilst I knit on it or didnt concentrate properly. I am sure once you've fully recovered that it will be finished in no time at all.