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Not quite to plan

The first half of staycation was great. I got all the knitting done I planned, plus a pair of anklets. I saw family and friends and did everythingIi meant to - except I only got one out of four shelves tidied up. The basic problem being I have too much stuff .Where things started to go slightly off track is that just before New Year I got a sore thoat and now it has developed into a full blown chest infection. I went to the Doctor yesterday and she gave me the rest of the week off. This was the first time I have ever had a doctor put on a mask before coming near me.

On New Years Day I cast on for the Richmond knitters Swallowtail knit-a-long. I knit the 14 repeats of the centre pattern and everything was going to plan. I don't think I am going to run out of yarn, the pattern looks good in my colours and the lace was easy enough to memorise. And then I started on the border and the plan got derailed a little.

I don't like the look of the nupps, and am not sure I have enough yarn to do them anyway so I had decided to use beads. After adding the first row of the beads I realised that they were too small. They added little to the pattern and really stressed my hands out, getting them on. Now I am just purling the stitch that is meant to be the nupp, and hoping it will look okay in the end.

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  1. I'm immensely jealous of your Swallowtail progress, me thinks I need to do a touch of knitting tonight…

    oh and I hope you feel better soon, a mask! far out!

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  2. jeeez I'm suddenly a bit grateful you weren't at knitting - a mask!! hope you're feeling better now, and it'll be interesting to see how it goes without the nups, I can't se it being a problem at all.

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