*clears throat. inhales cobweb. splutters. dusts off keyboard*
This poor website has been rather neglected lately. I had grand plans to go to the lovely Pom Pom Quarterly’s Christmas party, and to do a podcast, and then I came down with a completely boring wretched cold. So instead I spent most of the weekend on the sofa, nursing a Lemsip and working my way through several boxes of tissues.
On Friday night and a fair bit of Saturday, with my red streaming eyes, and red streaming nose, I couldn’t even face knitting (see, I really did feel rotten). But by Sunday I was on the mend, greatly helped by some medicinal yarn.
I’ve been hunting around for the perfect project to use up my delicious treat from New York. Remember that Anzula Squishy yarn I bought at Purl Soho? Well it lives up to the name; it’s a squishy, soft, silky, shiny pile of goodness – just the thing to give a dismal cold the boot.
I only had two skeins totalling 750yds, and my snot-addled brain couldn’t cope with anything too complicated, so a shawl seemed the obvious solution. A trawl through Ravelry and I hit upon this – Line Break. And then I remembered I already own the pattern as I bought the collection it comes in, Follow The Lines, ages ago. Clearly destiny was calling. Garter stitch and eyelets – I can handle that, even when maxed out on paracetamol and decongestant.
Sure enough the Squishy yarn did its work and today I am almost back to my old self, with a growing pile of garter stitch. The rows are getting longer, and I’m nearly through the first skein, but I’m loving the result so far.
The picture doesn’t really do it justice but it’s turning out a lovely soft, drapey, dark grey scarf that will go with everything and be snuggly and warm. Win.
Given the time of year, I expect you’re wondering what I’m doing with all this when obviously I should be Christmas knitting? Tomorrow I will explain all…