Friday, February 28, 2014

Cupcake with sprinkles


This week I finished another baby hat for Anna Laberge Hospital  . I modified the pattern  (Little Scallops ) by inverting the scallops , I was hoping to get sort of a cupcake look . Because I was using DK weight yarn , not sport as in the pattern , I cast on 72 stitches instead of 81 . Actually as I was almost done the dark pink section I realized that it was only a 4ply not DK . Oops , I decided to plow on and hope for the best . The lighter pink is a DK weight , I think that it turned out alright in the end . I have enough yarn to knit one more ,  I'm still working down the stash .

Production may have to slow down in the next little while as I'm experiencing a lot of shoulder and wrist pain . I always have some pain due to arthritis but crocheting the ripples blanket made it worse . Ignoring the pain I rushed to finish my Patina socks in time for the end of the Olympics . I'm trying to limit myself to only short periods of knitting and then not even everyday . I'm hoping that helps . Unfortunately I'm allergic to ibuprofen so that leaves out a whole bunch of anti-inflammatory medications that I could use to manage the pain . Guess I'll have more time to catch up on my reading , not a bad thing ...

Speaking of the Patina socks , out of all the socks that I've knit , these are my absolute favourite . The design is just gorgeous , the pattern is well written and Tanis' attention to detail makes for a very nice knitting experience . In fact I liked the pattern so much I immediately cast on for another pair . The Madeline Tosh sock yarn isn't too shabby either . I fell in love with the Robin's egg blue colour the minute I saw it at a yarn shop in Florida last year . Isn't it gorgeous ! It gets me Florida dreaming and away from this awful polar vortex of a winter .

Have a wonderful weekend !


lexa said...

The hat is sweet! Love the color of the socks. Hope your wrist and arm get better fast - this winter has been too long, it can get over any time now!

Minding My Own Stitches said...

That little hat is absolutely adorable!

Feel better soon! You might want to try Cod Liver Oil and/or Manuka Honey as natural anti-inflammatories!

Unknown said...

The hat is adorable! And the "sprinkles" are just ingenious! Hmm, wonder if I need to get some "sprinkles" yarn to make cupcake hats too.

Anonymous said...

What a sweet little hat!

Sorry you are having arthritis pain......I truly feel your pain. Don't know why, but mine has flared up this week too.

Hope you are feeling better soon.

kathy b said...

Hat is adorns. SOrry your in pain; that stinks especially when it affects our knitting!!!!