I think that there is some correlation with the fact that I got pregnant this summer. Since then, when I've seen yarn or needles I've had to turn my face quickly in another direction. Thinkting about knitting has been completely impossible as it has made me feel sick. Can it be some kind of anti-craving?
However, now it starts to get a bit better. I've been browsing the net for knitting designs so the inspiration is slowly returning. BUT ... it's too late for me to start knitting before the baby arrives! The last two months of my last pregnancy I had something called karpaltunnelsyndrom, which affects a few pregnant women. Don't know the name in english. Symptom is that some of the fingers of the hands goes numb. The more the hands are used for repeated motions the more serious the problem gets. Sometimes even a surgical operations is necessary. After delivery the symptoms slowly vanishes. But for a long time the hands are weak and it's scary to carry a baby with this little strength. So, I do not want to evoke this syndrom again and have to wait with all kinds of knitting projects.
In the latest Spring 2006 issue of Interweave Knits I found a cool caftan pullover that I could think of knitting.
I also found these sweet socks that I could have good use of when slipping into some high heels this summer. I've been using really comfortable shoes for ages when playing with my daugther and now during my pregnancy.
Aren't they cozy - with the right shoes though!
Another highly interesting knitting project is this fabulous summer jacket for our not always so warm summers up here in the nordic country of Sweden. The recommendation is cashmere yarn but I would probably go for Drops Alpaca in colours 7300 or 3720.
Elegaaaance ... but in green or plum!