Just as I finished off another crocheted basket I felt a twang of pain and woops, I have tendinitis. I cannot say that I don’t understand why because I do; my left arm is a weak spot and I haven’t been taking good care of it lately. Now I’m on a strict no-use-of-left-hand-diet for a week or two; no big deal. One day I’ll create an ode to my left arm, I just need them both to do it.
Instead of thinking about all the things I can’t do and how hard it has been to get back into the studio in my post-crazy-book-work-schedule-exhaustion-mode anyway, I will rather share some things I have been working on this winter and maybe take a few trips down memory lane.
I spent big parts of 2011 fighting off throat infections, sinus infections, bronchitis, strep infections, colds; if it was passing by, my immune system would roll out the red carpet and invite it to stay for as long as it pleased. It was not a good thing for any year and especially not the year of writing a book. Well, it all changed mid December and the recipe was simple: lots of vitamin C whenever there was a tickle – and a 24/7 wool wearing regime. Thanks to my parents’ extensive travelling I have an around-the-world scarves collection which came in handy as one of them (a cashmere/silk blend) has kept me warm at night and these alpaca neck warmers/cowls have been the go to accessory during daytime.
and double ones,
all knitted in different simple knit/purl patterns.
The alpaca yarn came on a 1,4kg giant spool, and will last forever. That’s fine as it’s fabulous to work with and even more fabulous to wear. I had to stop at 4 because how many of these in the same colour do a woman need.
And in case you wonder about the heading – think Dances with wolves (yup, I used to be a bit of a Kevin Costner fan).