I've begun the Leaf Tank from this year's Spring/Summer Vogue Knitting. It's designed by Fiona Ellis with whom I once knit but I didn't know it was her at the time. She's very nice.
I'm using the Ella Rae Silkience I bought at the flood sale. I just had to start something with this right away and I believe there's just enough of this Colour 07 (They call it purple but, to me it looks more like very deep rose.) It's hard to see in the photo but I'm edging it with a few rows of black. I picked up one ball in case the six purple weren't enough. I'm liking the effect. It gives the lace a slightly more formal look which will be great for the office.
I'm struggling with my anxiety the past few days. Ninety five percent of the time I feel well. I know my decision to leave my crappy marriage was absolutely the right thing to do. Yet, every once in a while, all the sudden change overwhelms me and my old patterns of fearfulness and negative thinking re-surface. Now, I know this sounds silly, but it is especially at these times that I need to be knitting something like this. Working with soft, beautifully coloured fiber calms me down. It's my occupational therapy. How can I be tense with this lace passing through my hands?