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Rainbow Bridge Scarf Update

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I am cranking along on my rainbow Kauni Wingspan scarf!

Just a few days ago it was just a mere baby with a few rows cast on.

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The next day, a nap-free day mind you, it had quickly grown in my hands with barely any effort. The changing colors are such a pleasure to watch from shade to shade.

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Today I am working on the 7th triangle in the pattern and I have gone through the entire spectrum.

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I hope to finish this tonight or tomorrow but I am watching Gene Wilder’s “Haunted Honeymoon” and it’s so funny I keep forgetting what I’m doing!

In other happy news my extra ball of Kauni yarn arrived in the grey/black colorway and I have an exciting yet simple (brainfree) shawl I am going to start next. I am very pleased to be able to find knitting projects that can keep me occupied while I am healing and in the “bear of very small brain” phase.

Cream of Chocolate Wings

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While I’m healing from surgery I realized my brain just isn’t up to any kind of complicated patterns but yet I crave the solace and comfort of knitting.

Behold the perfect answer to my needs: the Wingspan scarf. My new friend from Twitter, Carol-Alyce from Wales and my knitting buddy Chris from Vermont, were chatting about this pattern and Carol-Akyce shared a particularly beautiful one she made in a shaded black-charcoal-white Zauberball yarn trimmed in crimson.

It was so fun to explore on Ravelry and
see all the colors people had used to knit their Wingspans. My heart was smitten by Carol-Alyce’s though, and then I found Zauberball made a colorway of shades of chocolate yarn and ZING!

I treated myself to a small purchase from Simply Socks Yarn Co and it arrived my first day at home after my fab weeklong sleepover at D___’s – aka post surgery recuperation.

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The Wingspan is very simple to knit, just garter stitch, and it is a truly beautiful and yet mindless pattern. I could knit this when cranky and uncomfortable from pain, on pain medication and half asleep. It’s perfect!!

After one day I had gotten this much done:

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A close up of the fabric, the color changes in this yarn are gorgeous:

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By last night I was done, with 7 1/2 pattern repeats. I found some scarlet Kauni 8/1 yarn in my stash and did a quick border to add a splash of brightness to the scarf, just like Carol-Alyce’s.

How I love this scarf, and so does my dear friend A___ whom I feared would never take it off when she helped bring my home from my post-operation doctor’s visit. It looked divine on her, and I’m hoping she will make one, or I will!

She took some pictures for me. Here is my new footwear for the next six weeks, and my pretty scarf:

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And more…

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I have already started a new Wingspan in Kauni 8/2 in EQ, the rainbow yarn, and it is so much fun to knit while watching goofy tv and movies while I’m stuck at home.

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Knitting is such a relaxing activity for me, and yet it feels very odd to be knitting something that my darling Pogo hasn’t tried to lie upon or sniff out the yarn, I miss him so. It’s a good thing yarn is absorbent because I’m using it to sop up my tears that just flow and flow. The rainbow color shifts reminded me of the sweet poem about the Rainbow Bridge and so that’s what I’m calling it – Rainbow Bridge Wings, wings to help me heal my heart from missing my sweet Pogo.

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I am just going to keep knitting simple projects like this one until I can finish the Clapotis and try not to think. The pretty colors are nice and distracting.

Here’s to another six weeks filled with knitting and physical therapy and more knitting.

Clapotis Update

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It’s been five days since my ankle surgery and today is the first day I felt up to knitting, hooray!

Yesterday I held my Clapotis scarf and thought about knitting but instantly fell asleep. In fact yesterday I fell instantly asleep most of the day, which is really good for healing.

My dear friend D___ rescued me and took me home for a few days to ensure I was properly looked after. Angel duty I call it as she is surely an angel after all I have needed in terms of support this week. I seriously owe her.

Her two cats have been very sweet and considerate but could not resist the lure of yarn, especially sparkly yarn. Suddenly I was very popular.

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Today I finished 18 repeats of the stitch pattern and the Clapotis is starting to look like a scarf.

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The cats approve.

A Farewell

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I miss you, my sweet boy.

Pogo ~ 1999 – 2012

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