I saw a doctor, who seemed distinctly unimpressed with my feeble state, but prescribed a five-day course of penicillin. I felt very sprightly last night – placebo effect? getting better anyway? or Alexander Fleming in action? This morning, perhaps not quite the further increase in sprightliness that I might have hoped for.
Both doctor and pharmacy were very prompt, and I didn’t get much sock done. However, I’m more than half-way from heel to toe, so might even finish today.
Knititch, thanks for your comment. On reflection, I have knit in cashmere, this cardigan for my sister. Jaeger 4-ply, I think. And it doesn’t droop. The button bands roll inwards, though. I hate button bands in general but was so careful with those. However, that fault is almost certainly not to be blamed on the material. My sister has had bad trouble with gourmet moths, too.
A blog-reading cyber-friend is coming to Edinburgh next month, and has kindly agreed to carry in some cashmere Koigu. It's far too expensive to take the slightest change with customs duty. I'll order it today, enough for the Shapely Shawlette. Donice, it was fun to hear that you not only remember the pattern but are actually knitting it. Please report on progress from time to time.
On my re-structured website, I’m putting family pictures on the opening page. I used pure text the first time, for quick loading, but now that everybody’s got broadband I thought I might branch out. Yesterday my sister sent me this one, which I will add to the website soon. That’s her son, my nephew Theo, the prospective wearer of the prospective cashmere Koigu, on the left, and some politician or other, on the right.
My sister worked in Washington for the first Clinton administration, and has the highest regard for Hillary’s abilities. But she – my sister – seems as full of enthusiasm as the rest of us, for the new man. He could bring a genuine healing touch to a divided land. It will be interesting to see what happens. I haven’t felt so keen since Kennedy.
He must be very tall, to be taller than Theo.