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Saturday, 30 August 2008

what took me so long?

Unsure whether to return after such a long time away, after all, by now there is unlikely to be anyone out there listening anymore. But I'll try anyway.

A lot has happened, including a lot of knitting, and another wonderful grandchild. But things are not so good now. Having had a wonderful holiday with my husband in Africa in May/June, I had the misfortune to become infected with a parasite. This has left me feeling very, very low. I have an admission to make. I have sometimes suffered from severe depression, and whenever something difficult arises, I find it difficult not to backslide. The symptoms of my present illness, which took a long time to diagnose, both mimic and provoke depressive feelings, so it's tough right now.

Anyway, enough self-pity. Much more interesting, the knitting. Quite a list, but for today I'll just post two versions of Elizabeth Zimmermann's BJS. I loved knitting these, but am a bit disappointed with the sizing. In our family most of the babies, including the recent addition, of which more another time, are a good 7-8 pounds when they are born, and grow apace. Maybe it's the modern baby - all that healthy living. These two were gifts. I am knitting a third for my lovely new grandson and will post that soon. In the meantime enjoy these:

BSJ in Jamieson's Shetland, lovat green and a silvery grey:

BSJ in Rowan Lightweight DK in various shades of pink and purple