There have been sniffles and sneezes chez nous. What I thought was a hangover on Sunday (we won’t go into that) developed into a full-blown annoying cold. Annoying because it’s not quite bad enough to earn me time off work to stay home and knit all day ;-) I have been fighting the bugs with sudafed and strepsils, and when that didn’t work, red wine. I hope to be able to breathe again by Saturday.

In the meantime, what better to raise the spirits than some completely unnecessary stash enhancement (yes I know that word ‘unnecessary’ will surprise some of you, but remember, I am She-Of-Little-Stash)


I have been resisting the lure of new Seasilk colours for an entire month. Today I caved. It was inevitable really. Surprisingly, the colour is pretty true in this photo, my camera and I have been on interesting terms lately but really what was needed was for the clouds to go away and give me some light already. It will eventually be a flower basket shawl (see, SOLS doesn’t buy without a project in mind at least), but before this yummy yummy baby can grow up to be a shawl, I need to finish three other shawls which have been commissioned by the end of the summer.

I should be knitting.

But before I go, remember I said I really liked this month’s Spunky colour? Here ’tis! (some of it)


I still love the colours, but Coopworth is not the softest of wools so I’m pondering what I’ll do with it. It may end up in a felted bag or perhaps a cushion cover. What do you think?

Must go knit :-D

10 Responses to “Poorly and Yarn Pron”
  1. Melinda says:

    Oh your Spunky Club spun up so nice! I think I’m just going to have to get every month as I am envious of everyone else’s selection if I skip a month.

  2. Lindsey says:

    Ooh, some very pretty yarn there….both the Sea Silk (I’m a sucker for those gorgeous blues!) and the yarn you’ve spun. Sorry it’s not so soft….but felting sounds like a good solution to me, at least if the colours will hold up.

    I hope you feel better ASAP so you can have a nice weekend!

  3. Kai says:

    i LOVE the Sea Silk…! It’s simply stunning. I’m drooling all over my keyboard.

  4. Jeanne says:

    I’ve been trying to resist buying Sea Silk for weeks - but I’m not sure I can after seeing yours. Beautiful color. Just gorgeous!

  5. Diane says:

    Heheh, you know you all want some :-D

    *dusts off ebil temptress hat carefully*

  6. Soo says:

    Hi Diane — you won’t necessarily remember me but I’m the Canadian who visited the shop last Thursday. Came in to buy some dpn’s and left with a library of sock books and some GORGEOUS sea silk. Glad to see you have also succumbed to its siren call!
    I am still on the lookout for the perfect pattern for mine, but in the meantime I admire it daily.
    Cheers, Soo.

  7. Soo says:

    I’m never sure of the correct etiquette for responding to blog comment q’s - but thought an answer here was easier. Yes, I am the same Soo from the Angel Forums. A mere 6 weeks ago I hadn’t connected the internet and knitting (despite being quite familiar with both) and now I spend far too much time on knitting blogs and surfing for ‘one of a kind’ yarns!

    Happily it’s also led me to some of the newer yarn shops in London (previously I’d been limited to John Lewis and Liberty) so all in all I think the internet’s really re-energised my knitting. (And done extensive damage to my credit card.)

    I’m hoping to join part of the London KIP crawl tomorrow. Perhaps I’ll see you there!

  8. Mum says:

    Vitamin C and chicken soup is MUCH better than sudafed, and NOT Strepsils - haven’t I told you sugar suppresses the imune system?

    Difflam sugar free if you really have to. And don’t forget zinc.
    And red wine does not count as juice.

    Here’s a hug O. Take care.

  9. Amanda Cathleen says:

    you’ve resisted for a whole month? Wow girl, you are amazing ;-)

  10. Fi says:

    If that’s the same Seasilk I have (a blue one) then it’s absolutely gorgeous. To look at, to knit with and to inhale (if you are now able to…)

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