It is just over a week until I start the operations on my eyes and I can't wait for the time to pass. My eyesight is deteriorating very quickly at this point and embroidery is becoming difficult. I still have my last Children's Class sample and my June 'Peace' embroidery to finish and then I plan to put embroidery aside for a bit. A bit being about 6 to 8 weeks. That is the amount of time I am told I will need to heal.
I plan to use that time to knit. I have one shawl on the go and it is problematic but I will eventually work it out. So what else? Well, Kate Davies has a new pattern for a shawl that I think will fit the bill.
It is mainly knitted in garter stitch which I can do by feel if necessary and I know the auld shell pattern pretty well also. You can buy this pattern from her Ravelry Shop.
Then as my eyes get better I plan to knit some sheep, toy ones. Julie at Little Cotton Rabbits has just released a couple of new patterns which are also available in her Ravelry Shop along with her other patterns.
They are just adorable in their little dresses and sweaters. I have knitted her animals before and I have to say I hate giving them away but the kids always get around me as they love them as well.
This is to make up for the disappointment I felt at missing out on buying the kit for the 2017 CAL from Scheepjes. There are only 2 shops in Australia that sell this wool and both were sold out.
So my work is going to be a bit different for the next little bit.