Blasted flu. Take a hike.
The last few days have been hell. My daughter and husband came down with the flu last Wednesday. I thought I was going to escape the disgusting virus until Friday night. I knew then that I wasn't going to be so lucky. I was flat on my back, moaning for death, all weekend long. Today, I'm upright and other than misplacing my lung somewhere between the living room and bathroom, I'm feeling pretty peppy...in that hacking cough kinda way.
Since I was being nursemaid last week, I had the opportunity to pick up a couple of projects I have neglected.
The first was finishing my Estonian hand puppet.
Isn't he adorable! I'm really pleased with how it turned out, considering this is one of my earlier handspun yarns and not as consistent.
For the eyes, I decided to use doll eyes. I didn't like the look of them alone, so I cut some black felt to use behind them. I think it gives the eye a nice effect.
The second project that I managed to pick up and knit on a little before I was attacked by the cooties, was my Kauni cardigan.
I wanted to tackle the neckline and managed well and good, until it was time to cast off. I didn't like the look of it. After a little thought, I decided to try an i-cord cast off.
You know what?
I like it. It gives it a finished look and isn't bulky. I'll also be able to apply it to the button bands and sleeve cuffs.
Now, if you'll please excuse me, I must find and replace the first missing lung as I'm about to cough up it's mate.
Keep On Knitting...
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