Being the hardcore crafter (ye ke? heheheh...) even when I sit down to take a break after vacuuming and moping the house and tackling 3 loads of laundry, I will automatically pick up my knitting needles. I can’t just sit still. Even when after all the housework, my muscles and joints are aching (signs of age catching up with me) and feeling numb all over, I would still do a few rows of knitting.
This is what’s on my needles right now. I bet my friend is wondering why is it taking a while for me to finish this shrug. I actually had to do the front panels three times as I wasn’t happy with the outcome. I’ve decided to modify and not follow the pattern to the letter as I’m using a different type of yarn. The yarn I’m using is Rowan Cotton Milk DK in Humbugs. It’s a lovely pastel grey though in this picture it looks a bit on the dark side. It’s actually much lighter.
I’m working on the sleeve part and like the front panel, I normally do them two at a time. I hate counting rows and lousy at keeping track. So by doing it both at the same time, I reduce the chances of having one sleeve longer than the other :) This is how I was taught to knit and I felt it’s a great idea. The only drawback is you have to untangle your yarn once in a while as you’ll be knitting from two balls of yarn.
I’m almost 3/4 of the way in this project and only used 4 balls of yarn. I think another two balls would finish the project as I need to do the cuff and neckband. I hope I can get this ready by the end of this coming week.
As for my spring cleaning project, I’ve cleaned and cleared until I can’t clean and clear any more. And there’s still loads to go. A mommy’s job never ends.