Thursday afternoon I could feel a cold coming on – and it was feeling like a bad one too. But on Friday I tried something different: rather than soldiering on I took a day off.
I sat on the couch. Drank lots of tea. Had soup for both lunch and dinner. I read a little and I knit some really mindless garter stitch. I didn’t do any work and let Neil worry about the animals. I got up once to put up my blog post*
And you know what? It worked! By saturday instead of being in the depths of a cold I was feeling a bit better. By sunday I was perky enough to go to the Christmas Revels performance with my mom and friends.
Who knew this resting up thing worked so well?
The mindless garter stitch is going to be one of those long stripes garter stitch scarves. I pulled the scraps** from my swatching bin and organized by color. I cast on about 200 stitches (backward loop method, and I didn’t even recount to make sure I had the right number) and I’m breaking the yarn after every row so there’s a tail ~6 inches on each edge of every row.
The scraps range all the way from fingering to bulky weight and I’m using US 10 needles because that’s the ONLY size I own a long (47 inches) circular needle for…
*because that’s how much I love you all!
**scraps too small to become a full sized swatch, and too long to be thrown away.