|The Shard, in the centre of the picture, was near the attack last night|
It seems spurious to be blogging about knitting, in the aftermath of last night's terrorist attack in London. It's a city I know fairly well, as I've lived and worked here since 2011. I was aware of something going on via social media before I went to sleep last night. Mr Knitty was awake before I was this morning, and told me it was a terrorist attack by giving me a massive hug when I woke up. London is a city I know and love, inhabited by people I know and love. All the places on the news where the attack took place are all places I have woven into my life story.
|London in the cold light of day|
Again, my sadness is for the people directly involved. Tomorrow may be interesting; it appears that some of the injured were taken to the hospital where I work (thank you Swedish media) and I also have an appointment at Guy's tomorrow, which is right next to where the attack happened. It is moments like this when I am incredibly proud to work for the NHS. And again, Twitter took the mickey in the way that we British do best.
|My uniform and international necker - for a foreign visit last year|
The plan today was to sit and knit a hat, using Sockmatician's Invisicrown pattern (Ravelry link). The yarn was bought for my nephew's blanket and I have a purple and red ball left over. In a day of feeling out of sorts, creating something seems to be a good way of being productive. Very annoyingly, I cannot find the double point needles that I need to swatch and knit. Instead, I'm putting together ideas for another international trip to Bruges later this year.
Oh - and I've finished the cable breaker.