My family has had a bit of sad news to deal with in the past couple of weeks. There has been a funeral, and a bit travelling. It’s always a bit hard to know what to say or do in this situation, but I am glad we were together as a family, and there for the bereaved.
It seems a bit flippant to turn now to knitting… there wasn’t much time for it, but I think knitting is one of those things that provides a soothing sanctuary for the mind in times of distress.
I finished the knitting on my newest design.
Things have a habit of jumping on to the needles. This cowl has somehow made an unplanned appearance on the needles in the past couple of weeks…
It’s another “Bo” cowl. I am going to have to modify the design. The yarn I originally knitted this in, a silk/wool/mohair blend is now discontinued, and the substitute merino/mohair behaves a little differently in the linen stitch. I have added a row of knit between each slip stitch row, and it looks and feels a lot better (plus it’s much faster to knit now!) I will show it to you properly when it’s finished. I love the colourway though. It’s called “Forest” and what you see above is an accurate colour representation.
There are a few other bits and bobs in the background. I have gone ahead with knitting the lace hoodie in the yarn I showed you last time, and it is coming along nicely. More on that another time.
There is a something in design on the needles in this beautiful Paua colourway in BFL/stellina sparkle/nylon from Doe Arnot. It’s not on her felt site, but I think if you ask her nicely, she might have a skein or two tucked away somewhere. Can you see how it’s exactly like the paua (abalone) shell? The pattern is still a few weeks from completion.
The lead up to Christmas is hotting up… I shall have to get my skates on and do some shopping and organising this weekend! No gift knitting is planned. I’ve gone on about it too much in past years, so I’m not going to repeat myself again as to why it doesn’t happen in a warm southern hemisphere Christmas.
How are things going at your end? Hope all is well with you and your families.