Saturday, December 17, 2011

Of Course

So, I figured out what to do about the mohair, decided how to adapt the monster hat to work with my yarn, and...
am working on the socks instead.  Part of it has been because I had a bit of a setback with back/hip problem after Tuesday's physical therapy and I don't care how experienced you may be at knitting--if you're taking pain pills or muscle relaxers, stockinette is your friend.  I'm happy to say that I have been yanked back into position and now just ache rather than hurt.  This is progress. 

Speaking of progress, want to see how the musical stockings look now that they're up and being filled?
I love how it all turned out! Well, except for the part where the cool "washable" music ribbon I found to make the stocking loops with faded almost completely when the stockings were washed.   That part irritates me to no end.  But the overall effect is still nice.  And I have learned to not waste my money on printed ribbon ever again, so there is that. 

4 comments:

tinebeest said...

The stockings are really nice!

I hope you get over the setback soon. I've had a bit of hip problems, and a bout of serious back pain recently, so you have my sympathy.

Mereknits said...

I think the stockings are fantastic, And there are lots of times in your life when simple knitting is your friend.
Get better,
Meredith

Abby said...

Your fireplace looks very sophisticated!

I thought of another thing that might help your back: a new mattress. After I replaced mine, I noticed an improvement.

RobinH said...

Wow! That looks wonderful.

Forget sophisticated decor at Chez Robin. I am just trying to keep the tinsel garland *on* the tree as opposed to having it attacked, dragged across the floor and rolled on by overexcited cats.