For a while, earlier this month, I was making steady progress on my Highland Rogue cowl. As I have said before, it is fairly tedious to knit and requires attention too, so it has been a very slow project. I took it with me to South Africa and two long flights plus hotel time meant that I got some solid work done on it. Here is a progress photo:
Despite the seemingly interminable feel to this project, you can see that it will be great. The texture justs pops out of the fabric.
Once I got home from Jo’burg, I managed to go for over a week without knitting a stitch. I was super busy, and exhausted, and my knitting mojo walked out the door. Both girls had come home for the holidays but I was still swamped with work. Emma arrived with a terrible cold, Doug was trying to write a grant, and the house was a mess. Yesterday was my last day at work before the year-end holidays. I drove home and walked through the door – the tree was up, the smell of home-baked cookies was in the air, Doug and the girls were decorating, two weeks without work beckoned me, and boom! Mojo re-engaged!
I took advantage of it by immediately casting on a new project. (Note that housework did not make the grade.) I am making the Tensho Pullover by Beatrice Perron Dahlen, for Leah. Here is a photo of the pattern:
I am making it with reverse colours – with dark grey as the background and white as the contrast colour. The yarn is De Rerum Natura Gilliatt, the same yarn which I used to knit Leah’s SnowFlower sweater last year. This means that I have skipped the swatch (or rather, the SnowFlower sweater IS the swatch). I am happy to report that it is flying off the needles (so far at least)! I started with a sleeve and you can see that I have made good progress for one day:
The sun is shining and Leah and I are off for a walk. I hope that your weekend has some knitting in it, and some cookies, too!