08 June, 2007

Back from Germany; Life and Knitting Update

We are back from Germany. Having David back is sanity-saving, and also makes me very happy. It's also very nice to be back home. We had a nice time in Germany, although the rain made it a little stir-crazy the first week when David had his surgery and we all were trapped in our rooms for a few days.

I posted a picture of me in Germany on KnitFarmHealthSpa (check link at the left) and I may put up some more touristy pictures on our family blog page. Or I may not. I'm doing OK mentally - except when I let myself think about things for any period of time. Denial is fine as a grief coping mechanism for the short term, but I think I need to talk with someone in the long term.

Here's what I did in Germany - I ended up ripping the mohair version of Branching Out after the first repeat and going with this wool that I brought along. I call the finished scarf Landstuhl Leaves after the military base where the hospital is located. The color is totally wrong but you can see the detail. This was a stash wool - two 50-gram skeins of Irish tweed in a deep greeny turquoise. Not blocked at all yet.

The unfinished scarf is my Argosy, which I love more with every repeat. This picture is blurry as all get out, but the color is true. When it is stretched to blocking size, it is absolutely lovely.