After all the training I’ve had as a musician, when somebody tells me that I need a tonic, it always sounds funny to me. I think to myself, why just a tonic? Why not a supertonic? Or, the most musically satisfying of them all, a dominant-tonic? So there I was, chuckling away to myself in the pharmacy in front of the supplements, when I realised that I couldn’t tell the difference between any of them. An assistant came over to help me. May I have the tablet form of this, please?
Lorna’s Laces, Lion & Lamb in Blackberry
Heidi rang me up about a month ago to say that she was looking at yarn on sale and if I put my order in with her’s, I wouldn’t have to pay shipping as she would bring it home from the States after Christmas. In a moment of weakness (well, not that weak), I agreed to some Lorna’s Laces which you see above… and to some Cherry Tree Hill sock yarn.
Lime, they say. Broken eyes, I say.
In fairness, Heidi did warn me. I recall her saying, It’s very lime. I even recall that I was standing in my kitchen actually looking at the lonesome lime in my fruit bowl and said, that’s ok, I like limes (it says a lot about my susceptible state when I was trying to cheer up a lime). Maybe I’ll use it to make some reflective cycling gear.
I ventured into town yesterday. I have been thinking about knitting something plain and warm for work, something that will go with my other clothes. I came across this somewhere and thought that the Woollen Mills (aka Trimmings) may have some Felted Tweed. They didn’t, but they did have some Scottish Tweed.
I swatched last night and although I am hopelessly off gauge, it knits up beautifully and I think I will just knit my own version of it instead.
Oh, and I cast on for Henley Perfected. And I’ve been knitting like mad on my green stuff. And I think I’ll start some socks today. (If a knitter’s tonic doesn’t do the trick for you, I’m using Sona’s Balance multivitamin – it’s gluten/wheat/yeast/egg/dairy and salt free!)