having my back tether me to my recliner did have some up sides - while I'm sitting with ice on me, I can do hand work
like this, for instance
the final feather on the hat is complete
and after I took this picture I sat at the table and pinned the layers together (back, bat, top) so it is now ready for the next step
let the quilting begin!
and there is this project
I'm knitting a vest for a friend as a Christmas gift
this is 10% done
and you can actually tell there is a cable up that front edge now
this pattern was written to be knit in pieces, but I hate sewing seams in knitwear, so I modified it and I'm doing the whole thing in one piece -- at least as far as the arm holes, so a row takes a while -- 240 stitches worth!
then there is the whole monkey business
love this pattern, and its coming right along!
on Friday I started the head piece and by the end of last evening I had the head, the nose and the ears all knit and ready to be stuffed and stitched
this is going to be a very cute monkey!
more rows got finished on the afghan for Christmas project too
and I found the beads that I need to do the fringe on that black necklace that I talked about yesterday
yup, even when I've been sidelined by the back pain, I have been able to get some things done
a couple of days ago the DH planted broccoli plants in the garden
they are cool weather plants, and under normal early spring conditions should have been fine
when the weather man announced yesterday afternoon that our temperatures could drop into the low 20s and TEENS (!) last night, we figured some sort of protection was in order even for those cool weather plants
we went out with cardboard boxes and some wood to weigh them down just in case of wind
today it is still very chilly, so we'll be leaving these little "incubators" out there until tomorrow
so now it's back to my recliner and the ice packs and the advil -- and I can say that its better, just I want it to be better faster!!