Apparently there are lots of voters who disagree with me. The election of Boris this week brought that home pretty forcefully. In my last post, I mentioned that I had paused knitting for a few weeks and the world still revolved around the sun. However, between Trump and BoJo, I for one definitely need something to help keep me grounded. I guess that means I should pick up my knitting again. I know from long experience that it helps.
On the positive side, Greta won Person of the Year at Time Magazine, and my kids are home for Christmas. Maybe young people will save the world. Young people and knitting to the rescue!
I have two things on the needles at the moment. I have made some progress on my neutral tones Cool Boots shawl since I last posted it here:
It is definitely not as vibrant and cool as the original, and I am not convinced that neutrals really suit me. On the other hand, the yarn is absolutely scrumptious, soft and silky and fantastic to the touch. It is Blue Sky Metalico, a sportweight 50% alpaca 50% silk blend. It’s a bit on the costly side, but it’s lovely to knit with.
I have also made a bit of progress on Emma’s big cabled sweater. I knitted the sleeves back in September and then put it away, while I spent time travelling and not knitting, but I have now pulled it out again and started on the front:
This one shouldn’t take long because it’s knit with big needles, but I do find big needles hard on my hands, so I can’t just power through.
I have a big work project due in mid-January and realistically that will take up a lot of my knitting time. In the meantime, I will dream of moving to Scandinavia.