Yes, the chicken pox has arrived chez KnitWit! This is what my life has come to, being overjoyed that a dose of a contagious childhood disease has arrived at a convenient time. Oh the glamour. Under pox quarantine, what is one to do?
Luckily/tragically my entire work/home/hobby life revolves around these four walls, so being house-bound hasn’t made much of a difference. Just the addition of an extra boy, albeit one in a dressing gown stuck to the sofa covered in spots.
My main (non-domestic) achievement so far has been the completion of the knitted superchunky wool man-hat, seen below paired up with its girly equivalent.
This hat has (without wanting to overstate the issue) been a COMPLETE TRIUMPH! Not a single mistake, nada, zilch. I literally can’t believe it.
Armed with the knowledge that one must purl the bumps and knit the other stitches, it has been plain sailing all the way. I even managed to knit without looking at the pattern – SHOCK! The biggest triumph of all has been the success of the cheaper Serenity superchunky wool. Seven quid for the grey hat – bargain. The wool seems softer, which makes the hat slouch really nicely (unlike the slight Smurf effect the Rowan wool had on the pink hat).
To commemorate this great feat – I have created a photo montage of the key moments of the hat’s construction. Imagine, if you will, a suitably rousing musical accompaniment whilst you feast your eyes on this little lot: