Rain Dance Shawl:
I’ve done 10 of the 16 edging pieces - wahay!
It feels like it’s on the home straight now as there is more of the shawl off the needle and finished than there is remaining on there.
It’ll be interesting to see what blocking does to it – although I’ll have to be careful, as the yarn I’ve used is 70% acrylic. Let’s hope I don’t kill it before wearing it!
I’ve been a non-smoker for 3 weeks now and it is getting easier.
For the last few days I’ve been having panic attack type sensations and tingles in 2 fingers of my left hand. Pippa (our resident Tuesday Knit Chat nurse!) assures me that this is a side effect of giving up smoking, as my blood flow and oxygen levels increase, and it shouldn’t last too long.
Thanks for all your messages of support too! They really do help to keep my spirits up. :-) I can’t really spend the money I’ve saved on yarn as DH always used to buy the cigs (and still does, although he is now talking of giving up in the future too, which is an amazing leap). Even so, I’m still treating myself as it’s a great incentive.
I have received my first ever ball of Opal Rain Forest Flamingo sock yarn!
Yes yes, I know that I said I’d never ever knit socks, but life changes and flows like a river n’est pas?!
Anyway, I blame Magknits for that wonderful Jaywalker pattern. ;-)
A few weeks back I lent Yuca my KnitSimple mag during a Tuesday Knit Chat session.
She hadn’t been able to get it back to me until this week, and was worried that I might need it so she bought me a thank you gift!
I unwrapped it to find a gorgeous skein of Colinette Silky chic in the “Summer Berries” colourway.
Yuca, you’re too kind; you really shouldn’t have but I’m very grateful for this totally gorgeous yarn. :-) I feel a curly whirlie scarf coming on – this time for me…