Woke up, coughed uncontrollably. Fell asleep.

Woke up again, coughed uncontrollably, suggested Neil might work from home in case I needed a dash to A&E to make my lungs go again. Fell asleep.

Woke up, had bleary-eyed breakfast, attempted to knit, failed, coughed.

Decided that no knitting/writing/spinning/thinking/talking could occur while I only have half a lung, so I made this:





It really was brainless, after a little bit of maths to begin with (which I messed up - you can see in the first picture that the warp is off-centre). I happily wove all afternoon, without the added brain-distraction of TV or music. The breeze came in and the pollen stayed out (thankfully!)

The yarn is handspun merino/silk blend which I spun at Mum’s last Easter with weaving in mind (it’s the yarn in the new blog header btw). The pattern is based on the one in the Schacht Newsletter, Winter 2008. It’s floaty and blue and gorgeous and took five hours from start to finish. Weaving is the new black.

14 Responses to “What I did Today”
  1. Chantelle says:

    *hugs* I hope you feel better, hon. I take it the ‘wonderful’ pollen count is having it’s effect on your lungs?

    The scarf is gorgeous, definitely looks like something that can be worn on a summer’s night when it there’s just enough of a chill in the air to make you want something to keep the chill out.

  2. Heather says:

    Beautiful! Hope you are feeling better soon.

  3. Kai says:

    It’s gorgeous! :)

    Get well soon babe. xx

  4. Jeanne says:

    That is gorgeous! I hope you feel better soon…

  5. Daisy says:

    OH NO! Hope you feel better soon. Love the scarf!

  6. elizabeth says:

    If weaving is the new black, I am woefully unprepared! I love that scarf, so airy!

  7. Lindsey Ligett says:

    Oh dear. I hope your restful day has left you feeling better, that sounds blechy.

    Your scarf is lovely. I am seeing more and more people weaving lately, and wondering if I need to hop on that bandwagon, too. My yarn stash is way too huge, weaving would help me eat it up faster, right? :-)

  8. Marianne says:

    wow…that is so beautiful! Clever you! Hope you are feeling better soon…

  9. Moggle says:

    The scarf is beautiful.
    Hope you feel better soon.

  10. Kay says:

    ._. Evil lung problems. Hope they don’t last long.

    Also, that scarf is just gorgeous.

  11. Carole says:

    So sorry that you are feeling unwell-hope you are well on the way to full recovery.
    The woven scarf looks good, it reminded me that I did some weaving in Primary school [long time ago] and I did enjoy it.
    The colours are wonderful.

  12. Mum says:

    It’s beautiful!

    (Finally allowed to get to the comment bit)

    Green socks are exquisite.

  13. lisette says:

    Wauw, this looks realy beautiful!

  14. Shunklies says:

    Wow Missus! Aren’t you a wiz with your new toys!

    This is truly stunning!

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