This is chocolate week, everywhere, and curry week in the UK. How wonderful. And on a Wednesday, apparently, tomorrow is Friday, not Thursday.
Consequently I’ve supported chocolate week more than I probably should. On Wednesday I made an appointment by phone. “Tomorrow at 12.45” was offered and I took it, assuming some cancellation. Turning up yesterday at 12.40 I was treated, politely of course, like an idiot, and told that the appointment was actually tomorrow – Friday. So, on the way home, I bought a VERY large bar of chocolate and ate a substantial chunk with a nice cup of Earl Grey.
As for curry, well that’s for Friday, which is today, I think.
Still, I took my newly finished cowl for an outing.
I’m not too keen on Feather and Fan – I think it’s the sequence of yarn over’s that annoy me – but a strange thing happened while I was knitting. It seemed such a silly thing to make, especially with the picot cast off at both ends.
Have I lost my mind? I vandalised my WIPs. I frogged my socks and my Clapotis. There’s only so much K3, K1tbl, K1, K1tbl, K3, and so on, that a sane person can do. I worked on my Pimpelliese. But I was worried: am I knitted out?
To treat myself I’ve signed up for Anniken Allis’ mystery shawl KAL and I’ll use my grey BFL laceweight for this instead. I might even add some beads. And of course, there’s chocolate and curry. But will I get my knitting mojo back?
As for yarn dyeing, I started on some gorgeous baby alpaca 4-ply. In pink, of course.
I absolutely adore this yarn. It’s incredibly soft, the colour is wonderful and (this is weird, I know) I love the smell. I had planned a range for my Etsy shop, although I’m not sure I could part with this gorgeousness. But I’m not impatient to be knitting with it. Should I be worried?