I'm a little loopy from my pain meds! The surgery went fine, I'm not too sore, but I'm a little swollen. It is much much much better than the one in March was!
I did do a little knitting today, as I was convalescing.
It's a hat!
Name: Bruise snail
Pattern: Snail Hat by the queen mother of knitting, Elizabeth Zimmerman
Needles: Us 10.5
Notes: Yep. another project that came about about because it just did. I knew I needed something relatively easy to work on whilst high on vicodin, but fun to knit, so I didn't try to knit on any of the more complicated projects I have sitting around, and inevitably fuck them up.
I should have been catholic, because I have a butt load of guilt about random things that I shouldn't really waste time worrying about. This current obsession I have with knitting form every book I own is becoming quite overwhelming. When I am not quite so loopy, i have a longer post to make about my list of projects, but you should know, this was one of them!
The pattern was fun, and EZ is awesome. I have read "Knitting with out Tears" several times, and I always get something new out of it every time. Her humor just resonates with me. Anyway, the pattern is a great little unvented thing, and did not disappoint in anyway. The yarn was another matter. I bought it originally because I thought it might be a potential "Noro" sub. It is really soft, the colors are great, and the color changes are nice and long. It is a little too much like noro in the knits department though. (boo) 4 knots in one skein! That was a little irritating, to say the least. I would have been more frustrated, I think, if I hadn't been loopy...'
I held the yarn double - using the inside end and the outside end at the same time. I wasn't sure what was going to happen, color wise, but I am happy with the end results. I have no plans about who this hat is for, but it'll be someone that likes "bruise" colors, like me!