It felt like Spring, for a day 

But now it’s back to grey and drizzly. Oh well, you have to make the most of the blue sky days and sprint outside when you can. 

I have given myself permission to start something new, as long as I darn blanket ends as often as I can. I dreamt I was knitting on Sunday night, so I decided that must be what I really want to do next. I used my nostepinne for the first time and find the centre pull wool ball fab. I’ve always unwound from the outside and the balls jump out of the yarn bowl. No movement at all with a centre pull. It just sits quietly making no trouble at all.

 I’m knitting a gorgeously soft scarf with sparkley Louisa Harding Orielle (in ruby) which is 97% baby alpaca. You increase a stitch at one end and decrease a stitch at the other. There’s a lot of plain knitting involved which might get dull, but hasn’t yet. I started with 72 stitches and realised I should check that I still have 72 . There were 66!?!? How did that happen? This is fairly typical of me and knitting. I think it’s all very straightforward, and just in case I get muddled I use a row counter app, but it always goes astray somehow. The perfectionist in me is tempted to rip it all back, but the voice of reason says “It’s only a scarf, get over it. Just add 2 increases until it’s 72 again.” Alright then!

I’m about to start listening to The Silent Tide by Rachel Hore. I liked A Gathering Storm and enjoyed Gerri Halligan’s narration before, so am looking forward to it. 

PS: I finished We are all Completely Beside Ourselves (see here) and quite enjoyed it in the end. I did read another novel after the spoiler and before continuing though. 

I’m joining in again with Ginny’s Yarn Along

10 thoughts on “It felt like Spring, for a day 

  1. scarf is going to be very pretty. Never aim for perfection – you’ll only be disappointed! (I don’t mean you you, I mean everyone :) )
    Have you read any of her other fiction? Apparently she can be a bit spacey, too.

  2. Beautiful yarn. I admit that I giggled when I was reading your story about 72 stitches becoming 66 … the same thing happens to me. I just march on … the first of a pattern I always keep — mistakes and all! Always fun to see what everyone is working on and reading. Lots of good suggestions for both!

  3. I loved seeing your big patch of Snowdrops.. ours are up but are not happy with our weather turning for the worse with freezing temps and snow maybe coming. That is a gorgeous scarf.. that color is one of my favorites. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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