Oh, where do I even start. This past week began normal enough. I was getting some good knitting in and dusted off the sewing machine to make Violet a skirt for her birthday. A new hat pattern was fresh off the needles. A quick pair of end of winter mittens were finished for my youngest. Drawings for finally making some of my own fabric on Spoonflower were in the works. And then I got ambitious and decided to try using up all of my heavy yarns before spring hits. I also recently started my yoga and running routine back after taking a break while we moved and resettled. Then it happened. While walking up the stairs half asleep this weekend, I misjudged the last step and fell on top of the wooden pole of our bannister with the middle of my chest. Holy freakin' ouch! I ended up fracturing my sternum and dislocating my right clavicle. Fun stuff.... So I guess that whole yoga/running thing is out of the picture. Now I will use this forced down time to finally read a translation of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras instead. The only other good thing is now I don't need an excuse to knit during the day or have to put knitting down to tidy up. I did also spend an extraordinary amount of time deciding which prints of this Heather Ross fabric line I wanted to order.
This past fall, my old local yarn shop had this black Cascade 128 wool on clearance for half off, so I snatched it up for a sweater for myself. I finally decided on the Katrine Cardigan by Cecily Glowik MacDonald, and so far happy with how the yarn and pattern combo is turning out. I imagine it will be finished soon, since there's not much else I can do.
The mittens are The Worlds Simplest Mittens by Tin Can Knits. Great for a quick pair of kid mittens with instructions for 4 different weight yarns. My kind of pattern! And finally the hat is a pattern that will be soon published. I was super excited that one of my local yarn shops started carrying almost all of the Quince and Co yarns. I grabbed some Owl for this hat and I am loving it! The mix of wool and alpaca is perfect for a slouchy hat.
Healing isn't half as bad as I originally thought it would be. Now for ordering some buttons for this sweater of mine...