“Little C” has been released from hospital, still with a lot of pain. She was even given some morphine to take home with her. I'm sure she'll be more comfortable soon, just for not being in hospital.
And so might my poor husband be, were he fit to be cared for at home. He seemed, in a sense, much better yesterday, absolutely determined to come home TODAY. The entire visit was spent discussing that point. I dread today.
Good old Meadow Yarn came up trump with my needles, as usual, and I suppose one must nod in the direction of the Royal Mail for actually achieving next-day delivery in return for the inordinate cost of a first class stamp. And the wooden needles do indeed grip the yarn better. I have nearly finished the eight-lozenge repeat of Chart B of the Fantoosh. There will be eight more repeats of Chart B to follow, each longer than the last – and the rows have already become slightly uncomfortably long.
The other knitting news is that a Japanese book of patterns involving cables arrived from Loop. They're having a Japanese moment, as you'll know if you're on their mailing list. I can't even tell you what my new book is called, because it's all in Japanese, but the patterns are wonderful and the photography, if possible, even more so.
I had a Japanese Phase some years ago, some will remember, during which I even knit an ear-flap hat (for James' and Cathy's daughter Rachel) from a Japanese pattern. Japanese patterning is very clear and logical, and I've got all the stuff explaining it here in one place. I think I could successfully puzzle out a pattern. And there are some tempting ones in this book.
The latest issue of Amirisu (which is bilingual) has an article about Loop, and an interview with someone from madelinetosh. I may succumb, although it's awfully expensive.
Fattoush wasn't very successful as an all-day meal. It's back to bean salad for today.