I just realised that the lovely shawl which I finished in November just before I went home to Canada never had its moment in the sun!
So, better late than never I hereby present the Peacock Feathers Shawl.
The shawl was knit on 3 mm needles with Posh Yarn Cecilia. The yarn is a subtle variegation of goldy/greeny/browny colours and much more 'alive' than in these photographs.
This is one of those patterns that I bought ages ago (18 months ago I'd guess) which I finally got around to casting on in November. The pattern isn't available for download but is available in hardcopy from quite a few yarn shops and online vendors. I got mine from the Woolly Workshop (always speedy and reliable!).
Knit with the smaller needles, the shawl is 72 inches across the top, with a drop of 37 inches.
It's a pleasant knit, although I did get a little bored in the middle section.
(I've got Radio 4 on in the background and was momentarily distracted when I heard someone say "we need more funding to help those battling a knitting disorder". Wow! That's serious. But it turns out it was just a strong Northern Ireland accent and she actually said "an eating disorder".)
For those of you who have inquired I am still enjoying my (temporary) retirement.
I still don't really know what I want to do next -- but I have a good idea what I don't want to do. I guess that's not a bad first step.
In the meantime I enjoy the luxury of lots and lots of time.