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Thursday, 4 March 2004
Thinking Knitting
I've not felt so worn out since 2 years back when I had chickenpox. Months of interrupted sleep since Chung Yi's birth must have taken its toll. I had to take the day off from work yesterday. Sleep I did, no knitting, no computer, no taking care of children (thanks to my in-laws), but it was a restless kind of sleep, my body and mind didn't feel rested. I did some thinking of knitting, though, which eased my fatigue a little bit.

The Rambling Rows Afghan has crept back into my thoughts again. I've been wanting to do that since last year but haven't gotten around to choosing the yarn. A pack of 10 All Seasons Cotton in Kiss should be dispatched from the UK in a week's time. I plan to knit the Thinking Dress in the Rainy Days book for Ji Yuan. I would have 6 balls left which should be the right weight for this afghan. Why, I could choose 4 more cheerful colours from ASC to make a baby-sized rambling rows. I shall go search for the colours.

This is the second sleeve of the Pee Wee sweater I'm knitting for Ji Yuan in cream Rowan Chucky Chenille at the request of my husband. I really dislike this yarn. It's terribly inelastic and magnifies my uneven tension even more. The pattern says to cast on loosely. Knowing that I'm a tight knitter, I used 10 mm needles to cast on (the body is knitted in 5 mm). I've tried several cast ons but still, an unsightly pucker appears. I guess I'll trudge on, make the sleeves a bit longer and fold them up.

Posted by yscmama at 2:42 PM WST

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