Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Unbowed despite the rain

I no longer have 'flu, thank goodness. I've been dashing around again as usual. There has been activity, but the likelihood of good-quality daylight + camera + me all converging in the same place at the same time this winter remains small. So, here's something someone else prepared earlier to brighten things up.

Your rainbow is shaded red.


What is says about you: You are a passionate person. You appreciate energetic people. You get bored easily and want friends who will keep up with you.

Find the colors of your rainbow at spacefem.com.

A strange-looking rainbow, if you ask me, but bizarrely accurate in certain ways. Except the boredom bit. On the one hand, life might be easier if I did get bored more quickly. On the other hand, if I anthropomorphised balls of wool it would explain my severe case of knitting Startitis.

Rowan Lightweight DK

Monday, 12 January 2009


Two types of painkiller. One type of antibiotic. Lots of soothing tissues. Many glasses of water.

Don't even think about picking up a knitting needle until Day 8. You won't remember what it's for until then.

Sunday, 4 January 2009

Primavera mitts

Just before Christmas, while thinking about Secret Christmas knitting, I went to the Rothko: The Late Series exhibition at the Tate Modern. I had not been expecting to think of wool when in the third room, filled with large canvases from the Seagram murals. However, all the paintings were composed of shades so similar to the yarn I was using at home that it made me wonder if Sundara derives some of her inspiration from Rothko's art.

Primavera Mitts
inspired by the beautiful Primavera Socks by S(t)ockinette
Yarn: Sundara Sock Yarn, burgundy over apricot (half a skein)
Needles: 2.75 mm
I borrowed the thumb gusset pattern from Javajem's Merletto Fingerless Mitts.

Does anyone want the pattern? If so, let me know and I'll write it up.

Friday, 2 January 2009

Shafts of light

Wow - what a sky.

If only I could speak or read Norwegian then I'd know where it was.

It seems an apt picture for the first day of the new year.