We had such a stressful time last week, not just the house but Mr FF was expecting to be going into hospital as a day patient for a minor hernia operation last Sunday. He was due to report at 7.30 am not knowing whether he was having a local or general anesthetic or what time his op might be. I'd already packed a bag for myself so I could wait to drive him home, book, knitting, chocolate and a map to the shops. Less than 24 hours before his appointment it was cancelled and he's just been offered another date. Again a total lack of information, report at 7.30 am and don't eat after certain times depending on whether its a morning or afternoon op with of course no time given for the op. Fingers crossed it happens next week, in a way the delay is a relief as he's been busy doing some work on the garden wall and pavings, jobs that he won't be able to tackle for a while as he recovers.
So what's a girl to do to relax as she collapses exhausted of an evening after working all day in the garden. Knit of course. I've been using up some lovely Farm Yarn 100% British alpaca that I've had for a while, I'm not even sure if it's still produced. Always a pleasure to work with alpaca, I've made a couple of lacy scarves.
This is the candle flame scarf, a free pattern on ravelry that meets my requirement for no wrong side, as rather badly displayed in the top photograph
And below is Travelling Vine from my Scarf Style book, I didn't knit the scalloped leaves edges just a few rows of garter stitch to start and finish. I even blocked a bit for you to see how it looks.
I was thinking about keeping one for myself until I remembered I made a lovely cream cable alpaca scarf not so long ago. So these can go into the presents bag, lets call them Christmas knitting.
Of course there have been socks, cable ones for Mr FF, from Jane Brocket's Gentle Art of Knitting. I love cable so much, I must knit myself a pair of these particularly as I also have some cream yarn in this Regia Tweed.
So once the on line information for the house is corrected I'll give you the link, there's even a video so you can have a good look round, just don't hold your breath.