Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Quick Knit

I am going to a baby shower this afternoon.

I received the invitation on Friday, visited the knit shop on Saturday and started knitting a six month size sweater on the way home in the car. Fortunately for all concerned, The Professor was driving.

On Sunday I knitted away and finished most of the body of the sweater. Then I punctured my left thumb on a shard of glass. It really hurt and bled a lot, so I didn't knit at all on Monday. Yesterday I started up again with the knitting and finished the left sleeve last night at the knitting group. But this morning I woke up to a very unhappy, throbbing, swollen thumb. I don't think the knitting caused the infection, I think it was the sanding and finishing work I did on a piece of furniture yesterday afternoon.

This morning I knitted the second sleeve, doing my best to negotiate around the thumb, and oh no! I'm short on yarn! I would have noticed this on Monday, I'm sure, if I had not put off working on the sweater until my thumb was better. I don't have time now to drive up to the knit shop and get the yarn, finish knitting the hood and bands and sew on the buttons.

So, what to do? I'm going to wrap up the unfinished sweater and present it with a note saying, "Gotta have it back to finish it, cuz I ran out of yarn!"

Knitting Pure & Simple

Babies Neckdown Cardigan

Encore by Plymouth Yarn

Worsted Weight, 75% acrylic 25% wool (washable, dryable), 200 yards.

2 skeins Main Color (ahem)

1 skein Contrasting Color

Knittted on Size 8 (US) needles, one pair straight or circular, and Size 8 set dpn

and Size 6 (US) dpn for the bands and ribbing


Unknown said...

Oh dear, your poor thumb, I hope it mends quickly and the little sweater looks so cute.

Anonymous said...

Ouch! Hope your thumb is healing... Excellent last minute solution on the beautiful sweater.

roxie said...

Gorgeous sweater! You knit like a house on fire. whoosh!

Did you get all the glass out? How are you treating the infection?

Now for the rest of your refinishing projects I have a suggestion: gloves!

Mama Mia said...

Poor Mumsy! :o( Who was the sweater for?

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry about your thumb. :( I hope it feels better soon. The sweater is darling.

ancient one said...

I hate that you hurt your thumb. That is a cute sweater. Good Idea about presenting it as/is with the promise to finish. Have fun at the baby shower!!

Beatriz said...

I came across your blog thru a comment left on Becky's site (Ash and Elm). I go to the same Thursday night knitting group as she does. Hope to see you there if you get a chance to be in Ventura!