Thursday, March 11, 2010

Sleeping and stitching

Still felt like a sickly rag doll yesterday but think there may be green shoots of recovery this morning, bit more get up and go. I did make it over to Hobbycraft yesterday to get some knitting patterns and wool. Julie, lovely and very determined daughter-in-law got me back into knitting while we were both in Dresden over Christmas. She had just learnt how to do it and had that very stiff, tight style beginners have and the most set jaw I have ever seen. Nothing was going to stop her learning and I felt quite benign and helpful with my 50 odd years experience of not being able to knit very well.

It's enjoyable and therapeutic and I managed to find a pattern that looked easy enough. It failed to say knit 6 rows, have a sleep, knit another 5 or so, drop off but what does it know. Hoping today to vary the pattern a little and get my tension right but whether I will be able to stay awake long enough to K1, sl 1, K1, psso (K to within 2 sts of marked st, K2tog, K marked st, sl 1, K1, psso) twice; is anybody's guess.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jean

    Im home - still in my own chemo glow which will hopefully last 2 days. I have find knitting very therpeutic for chemo - you can sit and essentially do very little (listen to womens hour) whilst still feeling productive. I did lots in hospital this time.

    Hope by tomorrowe the haevy tiredness goes away.