Saturday, February 19, 2011

Last night went pretty well.  We had two nurses for the night, one for Mom and one for Dad.  My sister is getting a well-deserved break today.  We have a nurse here all day and Nathan, Dad's companion, coming later on. Mom is doing really well learning to fend with her left hand. Friends are bringing food starting tomorrow evening so that will be a big help.  Matt sent a fruit bouquet that we have been gnoshing on.

It is a beautiful day and I am listening to a cardinal singing it's "Pretty, pretty, pretty" song.  Yesterday it got up to 76 degrees and we sat outside on the deck for a while.

Before leaving home started on a very simple shawl because my other knitting, the Norwegian Luskofte, was too messy to bring along.  I needed something EXTREMELY simple for this time.  What is your knitting equivalent of comfort food?

10 comments:

alisonc said...

For me, it's the sweet baby cap. I have the pattern memorized.

Knitting is Gluten Free said...

Knitting comfort food: Vanilla socks, although I'm beginning to wonder if it might also be Stephen West's Daybreak Shawl, which I started working on after hearing it reviewed on your podcast.

You were so right about it -- it is easy enough to allow for relaxation while you knit, yet there's just enough design and color in it to keep you excited as you knit.

Mette said...

I often knit for comfort. I always have a sock on my needles and I knit and purl all my disturbing thoughts and worries into it. Nice to hear about your good friends.

Kathy said...

Dishcloths, definitely dishcloths. I recently had a two-week long struggle with the flu, and I knew I was on the mend when I could sit up and cast on a dishcloth.

Mt. Mom said...

Nothing where I'm extremely concerned about precision. Most likely a stockinette cap in the round, and round, and round.

gail said...

Believe it or not, my knitting comfort food is the more complex the better. This is when I find a project so totally engrossing it requires all my attention so I am removed from the situation I need comfort from. Great time for me to start a complex lace project, maybe Niebling. :-)

KPiep said...

Knitting comfort can be one of two things - basic socks in a fun, self-patterned Opal yarn or a super-complex lace shawl that has me completely entranced. The first I don't have to think about and the second is so mathmatical and logical that it soothes me when I need order in my life!

Eden Stein said...

I hope your mom is feeling better and your whole family is getting some rest. When stressed I love a simple stockinette project in the round, I did the chic knits pullover this winter and loved it, also working on chemo hats is comforting. By the way, we went to Shepaug Dam in Connecticut on Sunday and saw a pair of bald eagles, and one offspring. It was amazing, I have heard they were in Connecticut for the last few years and never seen them. What a thrill! They are amazing and inspirational birds. Take care.
Eden

rohanknitter said...

Last year I sat with dh's grandma while she was in the hospital for several days...I worked on a multnomah shawl and it was the perfect comfort knitting. I hope you mom will have a smooth recovery and not need surgery.

Debi3735 said...

Socks straight around and around. I laugh and tell knitting friends I need a drinkin and a thinkin project. Socks are generally the drinkin project, and right now a cabled sweater is the thinkin project.

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