I've joined a local knitting group, and my first meeting was on monday. Plenty of serious knitting, tea, chatting, and advice and guidance on knitting socks. Bliss! I am the youngest member by..oh, getting on for twenty years I should think, so that translates as lots of experience to tap in to. It's my mission this year to knit socks. Well, that's the plan. So lots of useful tips and how-tos have been filed in my memory.
There's something very relaxing and restorative about knitting - the gentle rhythm, the repetition, my lovely Brittany needles. And as for the yarn.... I think I'd be quite happy piling it into a beautiful bowl and just gazing at it, and stroking it.
This is wool classica by manos del uruguay, which I combined with two strands of kidsilk haze in pearl and cream, to knit my version of the purl scarf from this book. It didn't work for me on 10mm needles, so I downsized to 7mm, and knit a long skinny scarf in k1p1 rib for my beautiful niece as a christmas present. And I've no photographs of the finished scarf either. In fact, I failed to photograph everything I knitted for presents.
I'm wading through paperwork and accounts at the moment, and a few rows of knitting before bed restores the equilibrium beautifully.