I finished the Damask Shawl last week and have been wearing it a lot, I LOVE it
(Please excuse the messy garden in the background…) It is lovely, soft and snugly, just what you want from a shawl and as I have been feeling unwell, it makes me feel hugged which is just what is needed right now. The cream and greys (there is a very light grey next to the cream) are handspun from fleece from Sarah and Al’s very cute Jacobs and the almost black (it reminds me of very bitter dark chocolate) yarn is from a Shetland Zwarbtle cross fleece that was grown in Dunnet, the most Northerly mainland village in the UK.
I am off ‘proper’ work at the moment after seeing my GP this week and since then have crashed significantly. This is going to have lots of implications in respect to my long-term ability to work and I am awaiting news regarding the steps my employer will be taking in respect to this. It’s a bit scary but I trust that all will be well. I find knitting therapeutic and I believe that it is well established as an effective occupational therapy. I’ve often wondered whether my future lies in some kind of yarny exploits, watch this space….