Wednesday, July 3, 2013


I've been sick with a disgusting chesty cold for the past week and a half. Ewww. I don't recall ever having a chest infection before (usually my colds are all sore throat and runny nose), and I lost my voice almost completely, which was also a new one for me. At least I got some novelty with my misery. :p

I finally started feeling more normal this morning, and even got to leave the house (woohoo) for a gentle stroll over the river and back. 

I did get lots of knitting done, in between cups of tea and coughing fits. I took a break from the cardigan, and had a go at knitting my first pair of toe-up socks. I used Morag's Basic Adult Toe-Up Sock Pattern, and her Vintage Purls Max DK-weight sock yarn (to speed up the process, and because I wanted extra-thick wintery socks). Four sick-days later, I have a pair of socks! They fit pretty well, but are a little roomy in the heel. I've made notes for which tweaks I want to make in the next pair. I have two more skeins of Max to play with.

The colour is called 'Teal Death Do Us Part' :)

Apart from knitting, I've been watching a lot of documentaries in an attempt to stay somewhat sane. David Attenborough's Africa series is full of stunning visuals, and a bit easier on a foggy brain than Wonders of Life (which I'm going to save for later). We also discovered an amazing series called Great Artists in their Own Words.