Bits and Pieces

Today’s blog is a smorgasbord of all the bits and pieces floating around in my head at the moment. But let’s start off with a little more eye candy:

I’m so glad you all like the sweater. We can be far too invested in our own projects sometimes, and therefore far too critical.

Thanks for the continued messages of love and support that keep coming through. I want to especially thank Bekky, who send me a wonderful package, containing a lovely card, a box of luxury Belgian chocolates, and the most beautiful bracelet and necklace set. I was touched beyond words, and expressed the depth of my appreciation by working my way steadily through the chocolates. Thank you Bekky, you’re a sweetheart!

This has been a difficult few days, because the medication I’ve been taking has been having an adverse effect. So they’ve switched me onto something different now, with some extra help (professional and pharmaceutical) for the meantime. I know I’m in good hands and can just let go and let them take care of me, so that’s a relief in itself. We’re slowly getting back to normal this week, Tony is dyeing today, ahead of this Sunday’s update. I should have a preview ready for you Friday, but if its Saturday, I’m sure you won’t mind.

We’re looking into some new yarns for spring/summer, and one of the ones we’re considering is from a Welsh spinner, made from 75% merino 25% shetland wool. It comes in 4ply and dk weight, and has a lovely soft handle, but with quite a rustic handspun look. I have a sample here which we dyed, its 55g in dk, which will be about 150 yards of yarn. Is anyone interested in trying it out? If so, email me and it’s yours. I’ll be interested to see what it knits up like, and to get your feedback. (This yarn has been claimed now.)

Hmm, that’s all I can think of right now. The sun is shining outside the window, so even though I should be labelling yarn, I’m going off to play hookey. I’m going to walk down our lane and see how many spring flowers I can see. Would you like me to take some photos if I see any, and show you tomorrow?

12 thoughts on “Bits and Pieces

  1. actually scratch that, i’ve got enough on my hands. Instead I’d love to see your photos. Glad to hear you’re on the mend. LOVE the sweater, I wish I had the guts to knit something that big. I’m stuck on socks right now.

  2. It’s a great jersey – doesn’t look too big to me! I just cannot imagine ever being that dedicated to knit something that big (sorry, don’t mean that to sound rude!)and complicated….fortunately dh can’t wear wool…that’s my excuse anyway.
    Hope you’re feeling better soon!

  3. Sunshine and spring flowers??!! I would love to see the flowers, especially since here all I can see is ice and snow and any sunshine is accompanied by frigid temparatures (windchill temp of -22 today).

  4. Pictures of spring flowers would be fabulous. It was supremely excellent to ‘meet’ Tony and I’m glad that the sweater provided such a lovely excuse.

  5. Your sweater is impressive! Great job. If you’ve still got the yarn available I’d be happy to work it up for you. Keep well, Kirsty. đŸ™‚

  6. The sun is shining where I live and there are a few flowers beginning to emerge. I hope your picture walk has gone well and I know we’ll all benefit form your next post if it has. I hope today has been a better one for you healthwise. Do take care.

  7. The sweater for Tony is lovely! It looks nothing like I’d imagined it. (Yes, I realize you posted photos, but….) Fix the sleeves, and from here, it doesn’t look too baggy at all. Well done!

  8. I love the Welsh handspun wool. It looks yummy and soft. And yes, please take pictures of the flowers. Is there anything more sweet than Spring flowers? Have a lovely walk!

  9. Love the look of the Welsh wool – I can feel it around my neck already – fantasy shopping before you’ve even decided on stocking something is Bad, isn’t it?

  10. Hi Dee

    I hope your new medication is okay and that you are getting on okay. I am looking forward to the update be it on Friday or Saturday. I am knitting myself a plain shawl with the mieow that I bought the other week. It arrived on the Saturday we went on holiday so I took it with me and got my sister to help me wind it up. I started the shawl and it is coming along nicely. The wool is lovely.

    Best wishes
    Sarah