15/01/2008

Not a Lot

I don't know what I would have done without Knitting over these past few weeks. It has been such a comfort and I'm sure it's what has kept me sane. Even the awful time when I had to keep my eyes still and couldn't knit at all - I could still think wool and plan the next things to make and what to buy...but thankfully that time was mercifully short. Thank you everyone for your support, I very much appreciate it.

I have some almost FOs from this time but few of them are actually totally finished enough for a photo and in fact taking photos is still not too easy...

See
I'm having a bit of a problem with the focussing.

But you can see well enough that it's a Jaywalker - I know I must be the last to knit these but I actually seem to prefer most of the multi-coloured sock wools just knit plain and then I saw these in Shepherd Sock colour Hawaii and they looked so stunning I felt obliged to cast on straight away. I just happened to have some Lorna's Laces in colour Seaside that I thought would stripe in the same sort of way....

I still love the pattern but mine isn't as nice as Jo's and worse than that I was sure I didn't need as many stitches as the pattern said. I was doing mine toe-up and they were fitting just fine right up to the heel - my usual short-row- when I could see why more stitches were needed. Lots more stitches. I *could* get them on but only just.

By now I'd found a simple slip stitch pattern that caught my fancy and they are now fast becoming these

It's a modification of Violet Green's Tapestry sock pattern

I've got an appointment with a consultant on Thursday - not my consultant but his colleague. My consultant is on holiday and I shan't see him until 29th but at least I shall know if things are going according to plan and if they're not then something will be done. It's difficult to assess your own eye health but from what I can see, the gas balloon is steadily going down and is now just a circle at the bottom edge of my vision. My actual vision is a bit smeary and there are one or two extra things in it... I'm trying not to worry as there is no big shadow like before so I have to assume that the retina is reattached. It's very hard not to worry.

Now...I need a Good Idea for a present for my grandson who'll be five on Monday and I'm still not up to going to the shops so it's the internet.

I don't know where I'd have been without that either. In fact I think the drop in M&S shares may reflect my lack of patronage, as since OctoberI haven't shopped anywhere except on-line ... oh and three "in the flesh" visits to Waitrose !! Thank goodness for Ocado. Hmm..I'm rambling.....better get back to my knitting.....

5 comments:

kim said...

I hope you're well on your way to being over the worst of it. I haven't tried the Jaywalkers yet either, but yours look great!

clarabelle said...

Hope all goes well tomorrow, Kathryn! Well done on managing the knitting - the Jaywalkers look great in the Lorna's Laces.

And thanks for the link to Violet Green - I hadn't come across this site before. I had to download the sock pattern, of course! The lace yarn looks good from here as well.

Take care, and let's hope for good news soon!

Maureen said...

Beautiful socks. Glad to hear that you're able to pass the time with your knitting and I hope all goes well with the DR tomorrow.

Piglottie said...

I do hope things get sorted soon for you Kathryn, and am sending lots of hugs. I love the colour of your socks. I want to knit the Jaywalker pattern but am a little put off by all the stories I have heard of people having problems with the sizing.

Aknita said...

The Jaywalkers are looking lovely. I am thinking of you during these difficult times, I hope you can get some rest these next few days.