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Sunday, 16 February 2014


When the weather is utterly miserable, or, when I've got man flu (yes, women can get it too). Or, perhaps because the sky is so grey that every photograph looks like sludge, the only thing to do is knit.

Currently on my needles is this triangular shawl: it's a basic lace pattern that I've cobbled together from a few other patterns. I've had a shawl shaped gap in my knitwear collection for some time now, so thought it might be good practice to try something ultra-simple before attempting one of Brooklyn Tweed's  beautiful creations. I can't decide however, if I'm tempted to tackle one of their designs because of the exquisite patterns, or if I'm being swayed by the equally gorgeous art direction.

Actually, I'm not a huge fan of tweedy knits–too scratchy to wear, and uncomfortable to knit with–so if I do decide to make one of their shawls (quite possibly this one), I'll probably substitute the yarn for a soft and springy merino–rather like the variegated green above.


PS: When knitting while suffering from man flu, it is essential to have a box of Kleenex, a big bar of Cadbury's fruit and nut, and a bucket of Gavi within easy reach–they really do do the trick!


  1. Poor you! Is your MAN taking good care of you?
    Any kind of flu is a bore and I am amazed that you have the energy to knit. I hope the soft wool on the knitting needles will soon become that triangular shawl you need to keep warm.
    Get better soon!

  2. Thank you for introducing me to these beautiful patterns. My paws get a bit muddled knitting lace: I will have to have a lesson


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