Crisp, clear September, with Edinburgh at unbelievable last free of the Festival. Next year I’ll make an effort. I want to go to the Mela in Pilrig Park, about which I’ve heard great things.
I have reached row 40 or so of the third Princess centre pattern repeat. I’m having a nice time, and if, as I expect, we don’t go to Strathardle this week, I should get a perfectly presentable amount done before it is again laid aside.
I did a bit more Ravelry. I am concentrating, at the moment, on a faithful recording of stash. Here’s a bit of it. Not much use to anyone but me. One of the great fun things about Ravelry is to be able to see what other people have done with a pattern one is interested in. Whereas stash just lies there. That's the cashmere Koigu, this year's addition, destined for a Shapely Shawlette. The Fireside Socks kit was acquired from Claudia at Countrywool at Camp Stitches in 1999. Maybe somebody would like them for Christmas.
I am greatly taken with my friend Selma’s “Koigu Jazz Cardigan” – no one else seems to have knit it yet – from Maie Landra’s book “Knits from a Painter’s Palette”. I’ve got a lot of Koigu – I’m not complaining – and it’s fun to think about it. If I were Edith Sitwell, I might well go for the jacket in the current, anniversary-issue, VK: I see you’ve got to send for the pattern. I hate that. The Jazz Cardigan would be more fun to knit, I think.
Maybe I’ll get the book.
I got a few of my books into Ravelry yesterday, but that section really is still in beta. You can only post a book that Ravelry already knows about – and that doesn’t even include all possible KF’s or Starmore’s, let alone the more recondite things in my extensive collection.
My sister and her husband will whiz through Edinburgh tonight, as Helen did on Saturday, on their way to an early flight to CT tomorrow. The last rose of summer. We have some picture-hanging projects up our sleeve for Roger…