Saturday, July 4, 2015


I got Sacre Coeur off the needles Thursday night and onto the blocking board
I had fabulous plans for Friday and Saturday, which included feasting and hiking with my friend, Aneesha. There were also plans for a photoshoot of Sacre Coeur.

But my back had other plans. I woke up Friday morning and just about fell when I tried to get out of bed. My back has been pretty good for the last several months, so I guess I was overdue for an "episode."

And boy is this one a doozy! All plans got cancelled, and I've got an appointment with the chiropractor today.

But it meant  that on Friday, I was pretty much trapped in the house. Now, I could have worked on April or Sherlock..... but you know I was just so upset, I decided to cast on something completely new.

I dug deep in the stash and came up with two skeins of Unplanned Peacock's Kinky Sock.
This was bought way back in July of 2013 on our trip to Virginia. It's one of those yarns that I loved, but had no idea what I would ever knit with it. It's a single ply, so it's not up to something like socks that gets rough wear. The colour is called Botanical, and there's so many different colours in it, it wouldn't work in a shawl with too much pattern.

And then a few weeks ago, I saw Shleeves pop up on Ravelry.
A simple shawl with sleeves - something perfect to wear with my many sundresses - and perfect for my Botanical yarn. So.... trapped on the couch, I cast on.
It's knitting up quite nicely - and with nothing to do but work on it, it's working up quite quickly.  And as much as I enjoy working on it so far, I hope I don't have too much more enforced knitting time... it's far too nice outside and I want to go play!


WildflowerWool said...

Back pain is no fun at all, hope you are feeling better soon! Love the new project.

Araignee said...

Oh, good golly. That shawl is just gorgeous. I can't wait for the official mug shots!
Feel better. Back pain is a b*tch.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful colors! I'm glad you found a way to make the most of your enforced time inside. Hope your back is feeling better soon.

Nancy Kay said...

Sacre Coeur is BEAUTIFUL. Oh my, I love it!! Well done...and you knit it up so quickly; you are amazing!

Donna said...

Your Sacre Coure is beautiful! I can't wait to see more pictures of it. Such pretty yarn you are using for your new shawl. I do hope your back gets better soon. Back pain is so awful.

elns said...

A shawl with sleeves?!? It is brilliant, especially for pairing with your lovely dress collection! Again with matching the yarn and the pattern! You are too good at it.

I'm sorry about the back. I was complaining about mine earlier but really, it's not that bad. I hope you feel better soon.

Delusional Knitter said...

Oh that's going to look awesome! What a cool pattern! Hope your back is getting better!!