Heartfelt thanks for your warm words. Nephew's surgery has been postponed by the hospital because of some unforeseen circumstances, not because of his condition. We and my other sils (my husband has 3 sisters) remain on our toes, ready to help with the logistics, like taking care of their other, older child. With summer holidays coming (meaning no school), it'll be a very busy few months.
Good thing the apartment renovation is coming to an end soon. I should have some time to dabble here and there in some small projects to keep my sanity. I already have 2 pairs of socks on the needles (will talk about those soon) and am planning to knit some more. I took out some odd ball Lousia Harding yarns to play with for Project Spectrum. Experimenting with making simple shapes with the hook using charts extracted from various Japanese books. They will most likely become coasters.
New in my stash is this Wall of Reds, to become a Smoulder from Rowan 31 of my own. I won't be starting this any time soon though.
I have to thank the amazing enabler, Joy, who made her stunning Smoulder and gave me her remaining contrast colours. All I have to do is to add some of the main colours, most of which are discontinued Rowan 4 ply cotton and Cotton Glace. Joy even pointed me to an ebay auction for one of the colours earlier on. The last colour, Passion, took a bit of time to hunt. Emails were even sent to yarn store in the Netherlands, Norway but with no avail. Just when I was to give up hope, Monica posted her Field Trip Report wherein she mentioned that Velona has lots of discontinued Rowan. I remember Velona, it is one of the stores where I first bought online. I purchased the set of 4 Barbara Walker Knitting Treasuries there and was happy with the service. And Velona did not disappoint this time, they do have the colour to complete my search. Ah, the thrill of tracking down and collecting discontinued yarn.
One fine day, when this cardigan gets completed, I would be a sweater twin with Joy, on top of being a sock twin.