I haven’t even posted about a bunch of knits finished in 2017, but I’ll catch up eventually. Right now I want to talk about the Nephele pullover I started in December. I’ve loved the look of the Nephele sweater since I first saw it – it has a simple, chic design to it and the dramatic cable is definitely the star of this sweater show. And a cozy bulky weight knit is just what I need right now – we’re deep in winter, and needing all the cozy sweaters we can get!
I took the above photo with some of the things Lila likes to read lately – A Perfect Place for Ted is an adorable book about a dog looking for a home and has all sorts of knitting goodness in it, Davy the Day Bat is a sweet book about a mixed up bat (and Lila is obsessed with bats!) but is unfortunately put of print, and then we have a storybook of Lila’s own creation – Jungle Superhero Saves Cat from …. I’ll ruin the surprise, from a tree. The jungle superhero saves the cat from a tree.
This photo was taken just before the holidays, I’m almost done it now! I’m loving knitting it- the travelling cable is amazing, and the bulky weight is actually a really quick knit – or would be, if I spent more time knitting over the holidays. I should be done very soon, the pattern is so easy to follow, and given the cold temperatures lately, I’m very excited to wear it. It is knit in the round from the bottom up, and currently I’m on the sleeves, so it’s the home stretch. I struggle taking photos of sweaters in progress when they are bottom up, it’s so hard to convey what’s happening when you can’t see the finished product yet, but I know that it’s going to be great.
The yarn I’m using is Delicious Yarns Frosting in ‘Chocolate‘, a chunky weight superwash merino that is so amazingly soft! I’m loving it so far, it’s knitting up beautifully, and I wish you could reach through the screen to squish it.
Longtime readers no doubt noticed that there was no Modification Monday post yesterday. Sometimes I have them done before the weekend and they are all scheduled and ready to go, but this wasn’t one of those weekends. I ended up in the hospital on Friday night, and got to spend some quality time there. I had been wrestling with what I thought was a bad chest cold for a couple of weeks, but assumed it would pass. Turns out I was wrong – I have pneumonia. If you follow me on Instagram (and if not, you should- all kinds of behind-the-scenes stuff gets posted there!), you probably saw the photo on Instagram stories of my charming IV pole while I was still in the hospital. I’m back home now, full of antibiotics and painkillers, but I feel like this:
So…. I’ll be moving at half speed for a while. I’ve heard mixed results on the timeline for recovery form pneumonia, but none of them were quick.