I am back! I've recovered and I just can't wait to go back to my knitting routine. Thank you, my friends, for sending me "get well" wishes! Although, I was physically weak, my spirits were lifted by the nice encouragements from your messages.
The next day, I worked hard on starting a new project. Leaves, I'm in the mood for more leaves...For a long time I have been dreaming to knit this from the cover of "New Style of Heirloom knitting". I even bought the Rowan Lilac yarn thinking about it. Somehow, i just love those leaves. Don't you? I knitted the border and about half way through the first leaf pattern I had to stop it because the pattern was so small and my eyes were having difficulties to focus on the little grids. I wonder if my eyesight has declined due to my illness or it was just a coincidental time. I waited for couple days but still felt too tired to go out to enlarge the pattern. Then, i decided that i need to knit , see a faster progress and be able to memorize a pattern, so that my eyes could rest a bit. Without too much hesitation, I unravelled it and restarted another cardi instead. I found another pattern with leaves and this one is not so intricated.
This cardi is from World knitting, Winter 2003. And i was right, after a couple of leaves i didn't need to follow pattern. See, the back is all done. Now, i am working on the left front. It has a odd shape as the sides curl inwards. Well, I have to say that i should had enlarged or used a thicker yarn instead. As long i keep my weight , it should be fine. :) This Rowan yarn is such a nice yarn but also so thin.
I will then postpone the original pattern for next winter. I am so glad that i finally got to knit a design from this book. I have a tendency to buy all the knitting books that i see in the shelves and if i don't get to knit anything from it , i feel so guilty...
I've been waiting so anxiously for the Spring books to arrive. And finally,this week, I received my AMU book and the newest Spring Keitodama. Hmm, i have to say that i am trying hard to enjoy the designs. I hope that the other Spring/Summer books will be nicer.