Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Scarves of Sanity

Knitting has become one of the threads that tie me tentatively to the real world. I don't like to blog about my health challenges, but lately I've been itching like mad, all over my body, including inside my ears. I've been to five different doctors, including a team at UCLA, and they're still not sure of the cause.

Anyway, in the evenings, knitting keeps me from ripping my skin to shreds while I watch TV. I've become a bit manic about it, but it's better than drugging myself, I guess.

So, here's a scarf I finally finished for Kyle. It was meant to be a Xmas present, but I made it extra wide, used small needles, and chose a pattern that required close attention, so it took me about a month of a couple hours a day to finish. I love the feel of it; it's really springy and soft wool.

My next scarf was a lot quicker to make. I used recycled silk and larger needles, and just did a diagonal pattern, so it only took about a week. I just love the colors, and I had fun adding beads to the fringe.

Since I'm running low on yarn, I started another freeform bag using bits and pieces of leftovers in purples and aquas. At the rate I'm going, that will be done within the week. I'm already stressing about making sure I have enough yarn to start something else when that's done.

Sorry if I'm scaring you. Just imagine living with me right now!


Miz Carla said...

Hi Lori!!!
Girlie I didn't even know you had a blog until I just checked on my stats!! I will add you to my list so I can check in and see all the pretties you've made. I *LOVE* that scarf!! And you did a faboo job on big boy son's apt.



Shari Beaubien said...

Hey, Sweet Lori... I'm here anytime if you want to talk. I wish you were feeling better... I've missed you. Love, Shari

Anonymous said...

You continue to absolutely amaze us. Love You
Mom and Dad