Well actually it has been a lot of half hours added together, but I bet I got ya there!I have a rotator cuff frozen shoulder injury at the moment and have had since July but I was hoping it would just get better. In September it really was unbearable so knitting and crochet stopped altogether for a while and then I started up in 30 minute increments - literally, I had the cooker timer on and when the bell went, I had to stop. Bloke was checking too so there was no cheating.
I lifted three bags of bark out of the car just before the summer holidays started which it turns out on closer inspection were 40kg each. I thought they were a bit heavy when I lifted the first one but continued to lug them up the steps to the garden. My arm really hurt afterwards and never really got right over summer. I get a bit crazy like that when I want something done but I am regretting it now.
Annnyway in knitting terms... it just goes to show what you can achieve in half hour knitting sessions. Did I just say I get a bit crazy when I want something? well, I really wanted this sweater so it called for a crazy approach. Eventually this chunky warm sweater emerged after two months of gentle knitting.
You feel instantly warm as soon as you put it on. I used 5 balls of Wendy Serenity Chunky on 6mm needles and the pattern (Sirdar 84590) was really simple and easy to keep track of, there was not a stitch count out all the way through.
I did have to unravel the front 5 inches when I realised I had done 1x1 rib instead of 2x2 rib which irked me because it was such a slow burner and every row counted as progress.
I am having physio now so the yarn stash is piling up and the fabric stash is going down as I am finding it easier to sew at the moment. I have found that I can't actually live my life without making things but as I say 'when I want something....' These photos were taken at A National Trust Property called Upton House and Gardens where we chuckled at this sign by the outdoor swimming pool!