Planning: A Recovery Queue12:00 PM
Ok, I've no idea how to start this post so, I'm just going to jump in. I'm getting braces this year and, for me, that apparently requires surgery. I won't go into it because 1. you probably don't want the details and 2. I know details can make some people queasy. The import bit at the moment (read: the part that relates to stitching) is that I'm going to be pretty much out-of-commission for at least two solid weeks and it'll be baby steps from there.
So, it's a good thing I've started knitting again because, I know even if my machine is repaired in a timely manner, I'm not going to be able to use her for any time in March. Being the uber-planner that I am, I'm developing my "recovery queue" now so I can make sure I have all the supplies I need before I go in for surgery. (When I wanted to start my current project, I discovered I did not own the right needles. That is not something I want to discover when I'm in no state to go anywhere.)
Here's what I'm thinking for far:
(Click the photos for details.)
I"ll start with my new Swan's Island bulky merino, from the closing sale, to whip up an easy but pretty cowl. A long cowl is what I had in mind when I bought the yarn, the pattern was written for this exact yarn, and I think a simple pattern using large needles will be perfect when my head hurts too much to see or count small stitches.
Botanical Knits 2, I'd like to start on Thicket, in a pretty blush-pink Alpaca/Silk blend. I don't expect to want to tackle anything too complex or large-scale while recovering and I know this will be an easy-to-read pattern with very nice results.
Really, it may be over-ambitious to think I'm going to be well enough to finish more than one project but, I'm hopeful.