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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Till the wheels fall off

Hello everyone, I am back!!  We are happily settling in our new home in Australia, and I getting back into my knitting.  

He lives on an island not far from our house. How cool is that?

I took a lot of time off to let my hand heal, and while it isn't 100%, it is better than it was.  If I'm honest, I blame the cotton yarn.  It really did a number on me.  Which is a shame, because I want to make dishcloths.  I want to feel better more though, so they are on hold.

Instead I ripped out my Gemini, and started over.  I am not sure how, but my stitch count was off, with more on the sleeves than the front and back!  I had started it in Arizona, and it just was....wrong. After we got settled in our new house I cast on again, and things were going swimmingly. Then when my hand started hurting again I realized I was using linen and cotton blend.  Grrrr.  I didn't get far, I set it aside.

I worked on my sock. 

But then I got bored. It is self striping yarn so I just knit it in plain stockinette.  Yawn.

So I cast on a cowl.  Yes, in the summer.  I work in a veg factory now (though I'll be back to agronomy before I freeze solid!), and let me tell you, it is cold!  So a scarf is in order.  Plus, I had the lovely yarn from Hazel's giveaway, and it doesn't hurt my hand at all!

My afternoon knitting spot yesterday

So that is what I'm working on this week.  I hope you are all well, I've missed our weekly chats and show and tells.  It is good to be back!


  1. Hooray for living in Australia!! You might live close enough to actually visit the Bendigo Woollen Mill! I'd be so very jealous ;)

    Hope your hand is 100% better soon.

  2. cotton always does a big number on me! Take it easy and it will recover. I always do some kind of pattern with simple socks to take away the Yawn experience :)

  3. Oh no! What is it about the cotton, skin irretation? Your projects look great and how exciting for you to be living in Australia, you really get around lady!

  4. Good luck to you in your new home. What a sweet neighbor. LOL! Hope your hand stays well and you are able to knit what you want.

  5. Hope you are settling in in your new home, how cool having a Koala living next door!!
    You have some lovely knitting projects in progress, hope your hand won't give to too much trouble.

  6. Your post really made me feel relaxed. Sitting in the wintery US makes me long for summer days - but they will be here soon enough. Love your little furry neighbor :)

  7. That is such a pretty sock. and I love the color of your cowl and Koalas next door must be awesome.

  8. I'm catching up on your blog, what an amazing life experience your girls are going to have! And great for you keep on knitting throughout all the changes. I look forward to reading more about your adventure in the Aussie land :-)


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