A BBC commentator on the early-morning radio today referred to Hillary’s “slightly unhinged performance” at a rally in Texas yesterday. I’ve googled around, and I think that must be San Antonio, but I can’t find a video clip. Anybody? He went on to say that she has won all the states anybody has ever heard of (he was speaking to the British, remember, slightly tongue-in-cheek). I would except CT, but essentially he was right. The polls still favour her strongly in Ohio.
What I discovered as I googled about was that March 4 is the anniversary of the Alamo. Somebody Up There has a sense of humour.
I am terribly grateful to you all for bearing with me. Many must be bored or even antagonistic to all this. I’ve never been even mildly interested in primaries before, nor so fired up about a presidential election since Adlai Stevenson stood against Ike in ’52. This one is better than rugby.
Try www.thetrainline.com. I think that will solve all your problems, but if it doesn't, write to me again, with an email address. I tried to get in touch with you directly yesterday, but failed.
I joined the gansey shoulders, calculated the sleeves with care – doesn’t mean I’ve got it right – and picked up stitches, 200 of them, for what I realised too late is the left sleeve. I’m starting off with a few ridges of garter stitch. I don’t mind purling in general, but purling in the round (necessary to achieve garter st in the round) is peculiarly unpleasant. That must be why EZ was so agin’ it.
Soon – today – I will have to set the pattern. Since I have put a ladder, rather than a snake, at the centre front and back, I want one to straddle the top of the sleeve. How to calculate? Yesterday, the problem defeated me. This morning, with synapses somewhat restored by sleep, I think I’ve got it, and even think I’ve worked it out without pencil, paper or calculator. Doesn’t mean I’ve got it right. I’ll tell you tomorrow.
At the moment, I’m decreasing the gusset on every third round. When that’s finished I’ll have to calculate the decrease rate for the rest of the sleeve. Sufficient unto the day…
The Royal Infirmary was more expeditious than usual yesterday. I nearly finished the heel flap of the KF sock, but I had expected to get further. However, plans are afoot for Rachel and her family to come up for Easter, joining Alexander and his family at Loch Fyne or in Glasgow. We’re included, and that should mean an outward and an inward journey and at least one night away: enough, with a bit of application, to finish the sock.
I haven’t added a button to the sidebar yet, but I updated Rachel, Alexander, James and Helen yesterday from Games Day ’05 to Games Day ’07. And I chose my costume for Games Day ’08. I’m going to wear a Fibertarian Party sweatshirt after all, but under it I will have on this tee-shirt, and I can always take off the sweatshirt and leave it in the car if the day is really hot.