Bouncing back

Thankfully my injured finger has improved faster than I expected, so I’m able to use it again, though it’s still rather bruised and quite stiff.

I’ve been going a little crazy seeing my knitting sitting next to the computer with only around 30 stitches left to knit and bind off, so I’ve just done that. It was a little awkward to hold, as my grip isn’t at full strength and I can’t bend my injured finger properly, but I’ve managed to cast off the panel.

Front left

Two down, three to go. I’m really pleased with how this is coming along, and the increasing speed with which it progresses when I actually find the time to sit down and knit. I certainly feel like I’m learning and remembering as I go along, which was of course the point of the project. Well, that, and having a new cardigan to wear at the end.

Boom and bust

I was doing so well. I learned how to put in a lifeline and rip back. I knit on successfully, with the decreases in the correct places this time, and continued on to the armhole shaping. I was on a roll. I just have the final shoulder decreases and binding off to do and I will have another panel of my cardigan cast off.

But…

Have I mentioned that I’m doing a show? I’m in the chorus for my first musical for 12 years. I’ve done other am dram productions in the mean time, but not a musical since I left my youth theatre at 18. We’re about 5 rehearsals in, and have just been learning the choreography for the big full company number that opens Act 2 of the show. All going swimmingly well until disaster strikes. Some big collision between cast members mid-dance? A trip doing some ambitious step? A fall? No, I managed to kick my own hand and practically broke my finger. 3 hours spent in A&E (thankfully sans children and with a good book) and I’m all strapped and slinged up for at least the next week, so no knitting for me for a while. I think we’ll call that a fail!