How about this? I’m chirpy enough to get my knitting going again! Whee!! I’ve decided to start something completely new rather than thrash myself trying to finish anything I started when I was miserable- and it’s an easy-ish project as well.
I had some sock yarn (Paton’s Patonyle 4ply, 80% wool and 20% acrylic, 374m in 100gms) in a deep red, almost burgundy and a variegated black/grey which I decided to make into a scarf.
The scarf pattern is a slip stitch one from Knitter’s Winter 2009 named ‘Strips of Stripes’. I have cast on with 3.00mm needles and done 7 rows to establish the rhythm of the pattern- so I’m off!
Hopefully I’ll stick to it for various nights during the week and get it finished in a few weeks time. I’m not going to do a big, ambitious blitz and vow to finish it at the weekend, I’m merely committing to trying to stick with it while I’m cheerful.
I’m pretty determined to stay cheerful for a while- wish me luck! If I can get into the knitting comfortably, I might be able to restart some of my other hobbies and get a bit more breadth to my life again. It’s not as though I haven’t got time!