I am, that is… something wheezy in my throat and chest, so have had to cancel clients for today and tomorrow, they wouldn’t appreciate me spluttering over them. Hopefully I’ll have bounced back to enthousiastic self by Monday.
The new commuter knitting is based on Anne Hanson’s Cluaranach, a beautiful stole in 4ply. I’m doing it in a very weird chinese yarn (ebay!!) which appears to be 100% something and 10% something else… (help!), feels and smells like wool. It’s space dyed in short lengths of autumn reds, greens, gold, and is lovely and clean to knit with. I’m just doing the Thistle Flower Border for the whole stole/wrap/shawl/very wide scarf, in one piece, as I really don’t want to be grafting and the pattern is good to work. Interesting AND memorable. It was ok on the way down to London on Sunday, but on the way back I was already fighting off the lurgy and had to frog two rows. Hmmm. Picis when I can be bothered to get out of my comfy chair.
I’m also into Vinyasa by Susan Pandorf, another of my favourite lace designers, Pandosu on Ravelry, (have I already blogged this? Head full of cotton wool) in wonderful Malabrigo lace yarn in dusty pink. That would be my commuter knitting but I prefer working it on metal lace addis, and I can only get plastic blunt, bendy needles through Gatwick security. Susan has a real eye for detail and clarity in her designs, and in this one her use of twisted stitches with dropped ladders is very good fun.
Must find honey and lemon…