When I finished the socks, I spent some time fretting over what to knit next. I have a yarn closet filled with potential projects. But it is upstairs and I can't climb the stairs yet. I have a helper in the mornings, but it is difficult to explain what you are looking for to someone who doesn't knit. I could do it though, at least as far as the yarn is concerned.
Patterns and knitting needles are another story. I never finished unpacking after the move. That stuff is either in boxes or scattered about upstairs as I work through the process of organizing. Knitting needles are scattered about the house, in bags and boxes, unruly tangles and untamed piles because I pull out what I need and then leave it because there is, as yet, no proper place to put them back. Sigh.
So I decided to knit this scarf, Segment, by Shibui. which I had recently purchased. I knew where the materials were hidden and they were easily fetched. Alas, Moisés got hold of one skein of Silk Cloud, and left me with this little present.
I considered just looking for another skein, but Silk Cloud is nice enough, and expensive enough, not to waste. Besides, on Friday I was too foggy-headed on my new medication to count to 400 in order to cast on. In fact I was too foggy-brained to count to 50. So I untangled delicate fuzzy yarn, and managed to get it about 60 percent untangled before I needed a break. Luckily I have 2 more skeins, and I will get finish before I need the yarn. Untangling yarn is good contemplative work.
My mental synapses seem to have recovered somewhat, or at least managed to adapt enough that I can once again focus. Although I probably couldn't solve complex mathematical problems, and it might be a good idea not to drive, I can read and count and function a bit more steadily. Last night I cast on and knit the first two rows. There really isn't much to see, but at least you can get a sense of my colors.
Segment scarf photo courtesy of shibui.com