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Monkey see

I seem to have come down with a bad case of food poisoning (my husband is sick also.)  I’m home from work today, and yesterday I went home at 10 am.  I’m feeling cranky, and I’m unable to do much beyond sit on the sofa.

I’ve been knitting on the back of the Blooming Cardigan, and at least that piece will be done soon.  It isn’t hard to knit, I’ve just been unfortunately waylaid by illness.  I put my Widdershins away for awhile – I got to the heel and had issues, which I do not feel even a little bit like trying to work out right now.  Instead I started a pair of Monkeys, which I have never made before.

The yarn is Colinette Jitterbug in slate.  This yarn doesn’t really pool, although at times the colored bits can kind of clump together.  I switched the cuff to 2×2 rib, but I think I’m going to restart in the twisted rib.  I messed up on the chart and somehow missed row 9, so I have to rip back anyway.  I think the colors would clump less on the tighter rib (but again, at least it isn’t pooling splotches of the same color… love this yarn!)  The pattern is easy, and I also feel that the purled sections probably help to combat pooling, which is why this pattern is so popular for variegated yarns.

Or at least I plan to do that if I ever feel any better!  I’ve had food poisoning before (ended up in the hospital with it once) but somehow it doesn’t get easier with experience…