One perk of being stuck in the hospital is time to knit. I wanted my most soothing projects with me and my purple sweater is definitely that. The poor garment has been sitting on the back burner for so long that it took me halfway through a row to realize I had forgotten to mark a row. So I ticked back and fell right into the rhythm of it. It felt good to just sit with my knitting.
I have definitely been enjoying the view and am so glad I got the window side of the room. Much less claustrophobic. It’s been really refreshing to just sit here, or shuffle back and forth, simply staring out at this beauty. I’m realizing how active I’ve been, and yet so unproductive. I’m disappointed it took a massive kidney stone to wake me up, but I swear I’m listening now. It won’t be fast changes, but I’ve laid a lot of groundwork in my past, so I should be able to implement some solid improvements soon.
This shawl is another soothing knit. St. John’s Wort stitch applied to a simple crescent shawl pattern. It’s repetitive enough to be easy on the mind, but interesting enough to not get boring. Watching the cows graze and the clouds float by while feeling my yarn and needles in my hands is so soothing. I may be in the hospital, but I’m trying to soak up this forced rest to the best of my ability. Especially now that I’m in a room alone and am not being checked on quite as much.