Sick day

I'm back in the UK, long enough for the recycled air of the 9-hour flight from Calgary to have caught up with me and knocked me on my butt to say "welcome back!".

Since there's never any rest for the wicked and no good deed goes unpunished (hmm, that's quite the oxymoron of cliches - sorry!), I ended up commuting to Chelmsford at the weekend to attend a level 1 coaching course to be able to help out with Mr. H's ice hockey team. With the combination of jet-lag, getting a cold and then not having been on skates in a few months it was no wonder that I had a pretty spectacular wipe-out on the ice after colliding with another player. Yeah. Ouch. 

So it made me incredibly happy on Monday with the Bank Holiday to hand over all parental responsibilities to my DH to have a super long lie-in. When the barking cough started (do your colds follow very predictable patterns with you too?), he suggested I move to the couch to watch some TV and "do a little knitting". Sweet man, I'm keeping him!

My latest knitting plans involve this:

 SweetGeorgia Yarns Superwash Chunky in the new Fall/Winter 2013 colourway Magpie

 SweetGeorgia Yarns Superwash Chunky in the new Fall/Winter 2013 colourway Magpie

I've been in love with this yarn ever since I knit the Squall Hat by Glenna C. earlier this year. It's super smooshy, and the chunky yarn makes a project work up fast for instant gratification, so it checks all the boxes in my book. When I found out that the gauge is what was required for knit Kate Davies' owls sweater, a long-time favourite of mine, well that was it for me. I ordered a sweaters worth from Felicia at SweetGeorgia and picked it up at the studio when I was in Vancouver earlier this month.

 See what I mean about working up fast? That's the second skein already.

 See what I mean about working up fast? That's the second skein already.

After getting gauge with my test swatch, I dove in. Granted, I should probably wash that swatch before I get to much further, but this project is hard to put down!

It will have to wait a bit today though. I woke up feeling much better this morning so it's time for me to catch up on a bunch of admin stuff to do with The Great London Yarn Crawl (we're half sold already - do you have your tickets yet?)  and then Mr. H and I are heading to the park.