After a very long night the morning gradually became lighter but I did not feel any better. The kids left to school and I slept until the afternoon, but when I woke up at two I felt almost as good as new. I could not believe it, the state I was a few hours earlier! Thank you for your good wishes.
I took it easy for few hours and finished crocheting the edging to the Icelandic shawl. I will not declare this done before I have blocked it. Blocking will be tricky because of the frill edging. I think I will block the main part and then steam the edging. But more of it when I get to it. When I was crocheting it I was watching the scenery turn to blue once again and it looked exactly like the soft blue blob I had on my lap.
I live in the forest with lots of evergreens around. And I have seen how the trees have lost their colour as the winter has crept closer and closer. The trees are different green in the winter but they do have colour even though it at first sight in this dim light looks dreadful grey. After looking for this green in the forest I ended up searching for green from my stash as well.
This soft and lovely green I have on the needles now is nothing like the forest at the moment and it is too cold for the Moth also, but yes, I have Anne’s lovely Moth Shawl on the needles. I have some darker and colder green in Merino/Silk but I think this shawl needs to be knit with yarn with some mohair in it.
Anne is one of the gifts in this knitting community. I have been reading her blog almost from the very beginning and fell in love with her lace right away. Reading her blog is very inspiring. If you are reading this Anne, thank you!
Now that I have been knitting lace for a few days and have had this soft and light yarn flow through the fingers without me actually feeling that I’m knitting, I have realized that I need to be able to tug and pull and have control and tight grip. I must admit that I miss simple stockinette when the hands just keep going and I don’t need to concentrate nor look at the knitting. I know I have to start a new sweater, I have the design in my head and I have beautiful winter green in the stash in a yarn I love very much. I will call the sweater Winter Forest. If not tonight, I will cast on tomorrow. Sweaters just seem to be my calling.