Two weeks ago, I had eye muscle surgery to correct the crossing that had become progressively worse since my late 20s, the reason why I donned sunglasses for my sweater FO shots in recent years. While my surgeon did an amazing job, my brain has been working overtime processing the images from both of my eyes instead of only one. Since knitting takes a bit more focus, I decided that the best way to get back into it was a comfy garter-stitch shawl. So, last week I cast on my third Henslowe, a combination of garter and a relatively easy lace edging that I’ve worked on a little at a time while listening to audiobooks (and feeling old now that Bridget Jones is now in her 50s).
So, I thought I’d pull together a list of some of my favorite mostly-garter shawls, comforting knits that are perfect for when you need some mindless knitting.
Color Affection by Veera Valimaki
Congratulations!!! Your surgeon did an amazing job. Thanks for all the inspiration.
That’s great! I had the same eye muscle surgery 10 years ago and I am so glad I did it.
Thanks for your comment and I’m glad to hear you have been happy in the long term. I’m hoping not to have to repeat it, at least for many years.
Thanks for your inspirations! You look great,continued healing and wellness.