Sunday 11 February 2018

Snow. Again.

I wandered along with both the dogs,
through sunbeams, high and low,
When all at once we were in a crowd,
A swarm, of dancing flakes of snow.
Along the path and through the trees
Swirling and dipping in the breeze.

Apologies to Mr Wordsworth. I had to recite that in my third year at school and it has stuck ever since.

I is on the mend. I is feeling a bit twitchy. But, I is being a good couch potato.

The sneezing has more or less abated, but I do have a hacking cough. It caused me intense chest pain yesterday evening, I took my painkillers and was in bed (probably snoring) just after 8:00.

6:30 this morning and my eyes popped open, I was delighted to find myself in the land of the living.

I have not been idle though, I finished off the Christmas Eve cast on Cardigan and the blue Miette. I just need to find buttons for them both.
 I have made a good start on the next Andi Satterlund pattern, Anouk. I have some glorious gold yarn for Francesca but, after reading that several peeps have had issues with the fit I cast it on with some stash yarn. The body is knit down to the bottom band and I am working on the first sleeve.
 Fran will be here in 2 weeks and she can try it on (of course it will be finished) then I can see if I need to amend it for her. 
I was planning on knitting Salal next but have read that some knitters have struggled with that. I will get Anouk done and then see.
The yarn that I am using is a very sturdy Aran weight, fairly heavy, in a glorious deep red with tweed neps and will make a perfect top for Autumn and Winter. Forward planning by chance, Serendipity that,s what it is. Although the yardage is greater than the pattern asks for it is a heavier yarn, soooo I will knit the sleeves to just long enough and then go back to the body and the button band. I have checked on line and the dye lot is still in stock, phew.

I will take some photo,s tomorrow, just need to locate the camera.

I hope that all is well with you, where ever you may be. 

Sheila, I have those Thangles all ready to stick in the post, hopefully I will make it tomorrow.

                      TTFN                                           Pam


I completely forgot to say thank you for all your well wishes, it did cheer me up.

Pam xx


  1. Glad you're feeling better Pam.....chesty coughs do hurt though don't they? And they seem to linger on for ages.

  2. I love the way you discribed all the yarns you use with such detail, it's marvelous. It must be wonderful to know you can knit a cardigan etc in two weeks! I dread to think how long it might take me!

  3. So glad things are picking up for you. Keep taking the pain killers if needed. xxx
    J x

  4. Good to read you are feeling somewhat better.
    Happy knitting whilst you are resting.

  5. I am so far behind in reading I had no idea you were ill. Here is wishing you are mending with each passing day.

  6. Good to hear you’re coming out the other side, you certainly haven’t let it slow you down creatively at all xx

  7. Nice to hear that you are feeling better.

    God bless.

  8. Glad to hear you are on the mend. Love the sound of the Arran i love to crochet using a thicker yarn it works up so quickly.


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