Monday, April 28, 2008

Productive sick time

The only good thing about being off with back pain is that it means I have a bit more knitting and stitching time. I'm still sleeping a lot more than usual due to the painkillers, which have also had the less desirable effect of causing me to have a series of nightmares last night. I think I might have been knitting too much as the nightmare I could remember involved being trapped under lots of yarn . I was watching Heroes before I went to bed also and that seemed to be in there somewhere.

Anyway on with the knitting. I've finished the second sock of two pairs of socks.

The first one is in Lorna's laces shepherd sock in Liberty.

Liberty socks finished

The second ones are in Opal feelings.

Opal feelings socks finished

I've also finished the first of a new pair in Lorna's laces shepherd sock in Georgetown. The pattern is No purl Monkey, which is a variation of the Monkey pattern by CookieA where all purl stitches are knit instead. I'm rather fond of this pattern.

No purl monkey sock 1

Most of my stitching time has been spent on an Anniversary piece for my parents, who were married 40 years ago next week. Its M designs Celtic heart combined with their intials. Thankfully I'm on the final stretch with it.
Anniversary WIP

Now I've finished this post, its time for me to head off to the gym for some more therapeutic exercise.


karenv said...

I only watched one episode of Heroes and I was so freaked I refused to watch it again! Hope you don't get too many more nightmares.

Love the socks and your anniversary piece is looking gorgeous!

Carolien said...

Hello Paula,

Your socks are very nice and i LOVE those lovely celtic letters etc. Beautiful!

Greetings, Carolien

Carolien said...

P.S. Forgot to say: I hope your back will be better soon!

Anonymous said...

I need to learn to knit so I can make socks! I am inspired.

I love your idea for your parents anniversary - I'm sure they'll love it!

Sonda in OR said...

What wonderful socks!! I love the colors.

Susan said...

I'm sorry that you have been ill. I hope you're feeling better real soon!

The socks are gorgeous, as is the SB piece you stitched for Carol!

Aussie Stitcher said...

You have been busy, hope your back improves and that you don't have anymore nightmares.

Jackie B said...

The initials are great. What chart did you use, or did you design it yourself? I hope your back improves soon.

Karoline said...

The socks are great Paula and the anniversary piece is lovely.

Mandella said...

Gorgeous socks. I especially like the no purl monkeys.

Abi said...

I hope you feel better soon! The anniversary piece looks amazing. What fiber is that?

stitcherw said...

Your socks all look wonderful, you've been quite busy. The Celtic designs are looking lovely too, what a unique and beautiful present this will be. Sorry to hear that your back is still bothering you so much, I hope it starts to improve more soon.

Anonymous said...

Hope you're feeling a bit better now - back pain is awful :-(

Those socks are GORGEOUS!! I love all of them esp the Georgetown - I just love that colour. And the cross stitch is amazing!!!!

Nicola said...

OOO! Scary nightmare! Don't you find that your dreams (and nightmares) are usually a mixed up version of your day? That puts it into perspective for me when I get the night horrors!

Beautiful socks! You've been busy! I love your parents celtic heart too, I'm sure they'll be tickled when they receive it!

Sabine R said...

Hello Paula,
your socks are lovely and your stitched piece is so beautiful!!! Hope your back gets better soon!!!
Where on the west coast do you live? I lived in Dunoon for a while, loved the place to bits (still do, actually...)!!!
Happy stitching and knitting,
Sabine :-)

Concetta said...

The M Designs project for your parents anniversary is gorgeous! I love the colours.

Probably Jane said...

I am in complete awe of the anniversary piece - what an heirloom!

gilraen said...

Happy Anniversary to your parents! I remember the surprise 40th we threw for mine!!

I love the socks, but especially the monkeys ;) :)

Beatiful cross stitching Paula :)

Pirk said...

Wonderful art work.
Beautiful knitting. Love the socks, and Purple hat.