The plague (or something akin to the plague more commonly known as a cold) has been making the rounds at work and I appear to be its latest victim. I spent Monday in a medicated haze and yesterday I came home from work and passed out before I even removed my shoes. Because of this, one would think that I had not accomplished much. But then, one has been known to be wrong.
Over the weekend I started knitting the Byzantine Cowl, which I got as a kit from Club Dragonfly. Let me remind you. I've never done stranded colorwork. It has always been that "oh, one day when I'm a better knitter" kind of thing. But for some reason when I got this kit I decided that I absolutely must cast it on (after the wedding of course, there was no way I could start this in the weeks it arrived).
I think I have found a new addiction. I knit most of this in the past two days, but it seems to be working out despite the medication. I have not spent time researching how to knit stranded, but finally my immersion in way too many knitting blogs and podcasts has paid off. I remember reading or hearing someone talk about what it is like for a continental knitter to do stranded and which hand to hold the background color with (my right), and so I just took off. And guess what? I'm knitting with two hands! Just don't ask me to do housework. I'm far too sick to try that.
Hopefully I can finish the entire project before I lose my mind with these charts -- it is a reversible cowl after all.
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