Good grief, she knits

Such a dark and dreary day today and my generally cheerful and sunny mood is threatened by all manner of challenges including one transaction with a railway ticket clerk which lasts fifteen minutes and during which time he utters just three words to me: "sixty five pounds". Nothing more.

Since I spent the rest of the morning trying to finish some work I've been doing which will qualify me as a professional something-or-other, I feel that I have earned a reward in the form of an afternoon of fun.  I think colour will be involved.  Yay!!

 (picture of blankets on the fence, taken the Sunday before last in Sintra and reminding me of warm sunny days in Canyon Road Santa Fe!)

Not only that, but the knitting mojo has returned...sort of. 


Last September, in New York with Jordi, I found this gorgeous yarn in Purl.  So expensive, I felt I had to limit myself to two skeins and had no idea what I'd do with it (simply pet it from time to time, maybe?)  When I opened the Interweave Knits Holiday Gift special and spotted this neck warmer, knitted from two skeins of the same yarn, I thought it was meant to be.  On this dull day, the actual colour is impossible to show - it's called Lapis but is really a deep turquoise blue.

Hardly a BAP (thanks Della) but nevertheless, a step in the right creative direction. 

And the label is inspiration in itself.