I’ve been so tired, ill, stressed lately that when I booked three days leave to spend time writing my essay this last week, I really didn’t feel up to it. So I took the first day gently and felt so much better in myself that I was able to think properly about what I was writing about and start coming up with ideas which I hadn’t been over the last few weeks because my mind had been so busy working on other things so I took this as a good sign that I needed a break. So I took one and spent the time watching the first series Ally McBeal (not really my first choice but she is growing on me and the complete box set was very cheap) and knitting my Clapotis which I finished on Friday.
The knitting of the clapotis was not without worry though. Not far from the end, I ran out of yarn a mere five or so short rows away. I was a little disappointed as I thought I could just about make it to the end until I spotted that there was a long piece of that same yarn attached the the yarn label. As I had two labels (thankfully I hadn’t thrown away the first), I knotted these together and I was back in business. I even had a couple or three inches of spare yarn. Phew!
I used two skeins of Manos de Uruguay for the clapotis – one of them was predominantly pink and the other quite orange – both the same colourway but I liked how they were different. This really works well with the pattern.
It is rather nice.
Even though I’d had reservations about the colour as I was knitting it, I think it looks rather good.
pao is a bit of a hero and just before we started on our break (he also took time off too), he insisted I order a Fleece Artist Stormwater Shawl kit. It’s that sort of time of year when I’m thinking about shawls because it is too cold to go without something over your shoulders when nipping over the to the shop. I really like the deep blues of this kit and it is fun to knit as it is knit from two skeins.
He surpassed himself when this surprise turned up 🙂
I admit I was horribly sad when we got the test results back for Ariel but she seems to be a bit better since we started her on the thyroid meds. She is running and leaping about and much much friendlier.
In case you are wondering what a chapati break is… pao christened my clapotis a chapati shawl. Quite apt since the colours are rich and spicy. I spent most of my time off just knitting the chapati and switching off.
Our little tabby cat, Perdita, has disappeared. We let her out early yesterday evening but there was no sign of her when we got home last night nor this morning which is really unusual. We walked up the next road and I looked up the main road to see if she had been hit by a car in the night but there was no sign of her. Hopefully, she has just gotten herself locked in somewhere and that someone will let her out. Please keep your fingers crossed that she is ok – we’re missing her.
PERDITA UPDATE: She’s been found! Our neighbours brought her over this afternoon and it looks like she has been hit by a car. She’s at the vet’s now and he has sedated her and given her painkillers. Tomorrow she is being X-rayed – fingers crossed there is nothing wrong. When he picked her up, her back legs just hung there limply but she might not have had spinal cord damage as her tail was swishing.