This month is back to back tech editing, with a couple of small crochet commissions and a huge designed but needs to be made motif based commission. I am all motifed out (That is SO totally a word spell checker! Believe me, I am feeling it!) so I decided I needed to take a break. So what do I do when I need a break? Knit of course!
I have been very naughty and in a moment of weakness opened my Christmas present from Sarah at The Sheep Shop. A gorgeous shining skein of John Arbon Exmoor Sock in Heather. She has seen me stroking it longingly and decided to treat me! THANK YOU SARAH!! Well it was wound into a ball within about 2 minutes of opening and I knew I fancied turning it into a shawl. As this is selfish, relaxing knitting I also knew that I would be treating myself to a pattern that someone else had written and I knew that I wanted to knit something by Karina Westerman as I met her in the summer, I admire her style and know that she produces well thought through patterns with lace motifs that flow effortlessly into one another. Just my kind of relaxing knitting. I chose Karise as my favourite and cast on. I am zipping through the easy to follow pattern and thoroughly enjoying not having to think!
Yesterday was also a day off and I had lots of fun with Nicola of Halfpenny Home but more about that next week.