Thursday, 15 March 2012

Sleeps with wool

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.

Single ones

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).

5 comments:

  1. So pretty, ah well rest that arm! xox Corrine

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  2. Vitamin C and wool....sounds like a great prescription!

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  3. Good luck with resting the arm! Your alpaca knits are beautiful. The yarn feels so soft on the needles too.

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  4. Hope you feel better soon. The wool sounds super cosy!

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  5. Since my hubby is part Native American I gave him an appropriate NA name - Hunts with Tissue... (He uses a couple of them to get the spiders.) Now the whole family has NA names. It's lots of fun... and they change regularly. That's what I thought when I saw your header... Nina has a Native American name, too.
    Hugs!

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