Knitting things in pieces = feeling of accomplishing something, because the back of Lush and Lacy is done!
It was pretty darn quick, especially for someone used to the slog of things knit all in one piece. Of course, just ask me how I’m feeling once I get tired and still have finishing left to do!
The yarn, which is 50% angora, 50% wool, looks really quite smooth in the skein, wound into a ball, and even as you’re knitting it. But in the handling, the halo really comes up on the finished piece! Mmm, this is going to be nice.
Things are on pause for a day or so, though, because:
It really isn’t as bad as it looks. I took a rather nasty (and embarrassing) spill in the snow yesterday, right on my ass. I shattered the lid of a lip balm and dented the back of my phone (LG Shine – it still works, it’s fine, but it’s also rather NEW). And apparently, I also did a bit of damage to my wrist, because I’m feeling some twinges today – like when I went to pick up a bowl out of the microwave using my left hand.
So I’m not taking any chances today, and taking it easy, since my wrists and hands are pretty much my entire livelihood. Here’s hoping it gets better fast!