It’s been a while since my last post and a lot of things have happened. The main trauma was my mother falling and breaking her hip. She spent two and a half weeks in hospital where she was looked after by some amazing people. She’s been back home for a while now and is slowly gaining strength and mobility: she’s pretty resilient for her age.
So it’s true knitting keeps you sane. Although I’ve cut right down on projects (times are hard) and have only one on the go at a time, I’ve still managed to churn out another four more shawlettes. I’m afraid my Amelia in pink cotton just didn’t work in the circumstances and is now a hibernating frog.
Third time lucky with my hand-painted BFL laceweight produced a black and fuchsia Old Man of Storr Shawlette, my Last Chance Old Boy:
I can’t say I’m hugely fond of it but I guess it might come in useful. The colours are stunning, though.
Then some more hand-painted BFL, this time in 4-ply. A very easy Undine on 4.5mm needles:
This is Liquid Lunch, and I’ve already worn it a few times on the cooler days we’ve had just recently.
And then, a version of Anniken Allis’ Winding Path in two skeins of my hand-dyed baby alpaca 4-ply. I absolutely love this shawl! It was so nice to knit (even though it’s green) and it’s a real knitted hug to wrap around myself when I feel the need.
My nineteenth shawl of 2012 is Evelyn A Clark’s Shetland Triangle Lace Shawl in more hand-painted BFL laceweight which I blogged about last year. I still love the colours of the yarn and I’m quite happy with the knitted result:
There’s a lovely dusky rose shade produced by a mixture of pink and chestnut, and I’ve reproduced it in a skein of kettle-dyed 4-ply BFL.
I dyed up the last of my yarn stock this week and put away my crockpot and steamer. There’ll be no more dyeing for a while, I’m afraid. But you can expect to see some of the yarns knitted up in the coming months on this blog, no doubt.
I’m using my last skein of baby alpaca for an Augustine Shawlette by Valdis Vrang. I’ve just reached the half-way point so let the unravelling begin! This will make my 20 for the year, so perhaps it’s time I started on some socks.
Mind you, after putting together this blog today I feel pretty unravelled myself. Hopefully I’ll post again before the end of the month.
Enjoy your knitting!