I’ve been working hard since I arrived in Johannesburg and haven’t had much of a chance to get any knitting done. Truth be told, I am quite worn out. But today is Sunday and I am not teaching, and after a cloudy start the sun came out. I cast on for the Match & Move shawl by Martina Behm. I’m still not convinced that I like triangular shawls, but I am sure enjoying knitting this:
I sat out on a lounger by the pool, put my head phones in and an audio book on (a re-read of Shards of Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold) and had a restorative afternoon. I am using yarn from a kit I bought many years ago from The Plucky Knitter. It has three skeins of Primo Fingering (75% wool, 20% cashmere, and 5% nylon) in the colours En Vogue, Faded Grandeur and Elegant Elephant. The colours are beautiful and rich:
The photos don’t really do them justice, especially when taken in the bright African light. I have very little bandwidth here (I have tried to crop the top photo at least five times unsuccessfully) so I am going to go back to my knitting and book and eke out a bit more sunshine while I can. I hope that you enjoy some time to knit this weekend, in the sun or not.