I’m so far behind with myself it’s not funny anymore, so heres a bit of a catch up post.
first up, after another visit to my GP to get stronger drugs, my consultant appointment was suddenly and unexpectedly moved up by a month – so I now only have to wait 3 weeks before the mystery pain in my hands and wrists starts a proper treatment (and maybe a name!) In the meantime however it was gradually getting worse and worse, resulting in about 15 minutes of crafting a week! The new drugs however are very impressive so maybe I’ll be getting some more crafting in the next few weeks.
Back in April I had some friends come stay with me, the lovely V and his partner G. I have long admired V’s beautiful knitting, his colourwork leaves me awestruck and his cabled sweaters bring me out in a sweat just thinking about the hours involved. Under the unwritten knitter’s code, V naturally turned up carrying yarn, and what yarn. Some of my readers will have heard about La droguerie in France – the luxury yarn store that sells off the cone and has it’s own ranges of alpaca. This yarn has definitely bumped up my next visit to France! So thanks to V and G’s generosity I now have yarn in my stash that I am overwhelmed with options – want a peek?
Plumette, the softest lightest beautiful mohair. This colourway (gris tourterelle) is the softest grey around a core of palest lilac. I have plans for these nearly 500yards, once I get over my fear of them – possibly involving my estonian lace pattern book.
The Alpaga is a colourway called Avec lamen du Nord and is a 4ply alpaga in the most beautiful mix of soft browns and teals – I’m told an approximation of the translation of the colourway is ‘with the north sea’, and it captures perfectly the colours of the sea on an overcast stormy day. I love this so much that it’s going to take me a while to come up with the perfect pattern. This one might be crocheted.
finally is this gorgeous Holst garn, a 2 strand yarn, one strand bright navy blue and the other black resulting in a sort of tweed effect. This one is 100% wool and is very soft. I’m closest to working this one up – I’m designing as I type!
Aren’t I a lucky, lucky girl?
oh, and if you want to catch up with V’s yarn adventures you can here.