As you may recall, I had plans to finish up the top of my quilt yesterday. It didn't happen. Somehow I managed to put my back out, and there was very little of anything happening at home. It's rare for me to have a sore back, and never quite like this, so I have new sympathies for people with back problems. I think I may have just slept funny or something, and I'm sure it's just muscular. Today with the help of some Voltaren I'm feeling a good deal better.
So, instead of quilting, I was able to work on my knitting. I had already finished the second of my pair of socks. I was thrilled that on the second one I was able to execute the kitchener stitch perfectly, so the finish on the toe was wonderful. My joy was so complete that I was brave enough to unpick the toe of the first sock and have another go, which worked out perfectly too! Happy days! Actually, if the truth be told, I did such a determined job of securing the two slipped stitches I had to snip the last row of stitches off entirely and then start pulling back the stitches ... but it wasn't too much of a horror story, and the finish was worth it! But shhhh ... don't tell the knitting police!
I eyeballed the last of the ball of wool, and thought I may have enough to make a matching pair of mitts. See that little scrap there - that's all I had left over at the end. I have been so lucky thus far not to have run out on any of my projects, however I'm not going to get all cocky, I don't want to attract any bad wool karma!
I have decided that I will give the socks and mitts to my Mum for Mother's Day, along with some Chrysanthemums. I know she'll appreciate them on cold days at the football. Well, that's it from me today - have a great one! x o x