The weekend newspapers we read were full of Senator Obama’s glories and of threnodies for Senator Clinton’s career as a presidential candidate, much as they were in the few happy days between Iowa and New Hampshire. The British press love Obama, as they did Adlai Stevenson in ’52, and much good it did him.
The pundits, including her husband, mostly seem to think that Mrs Clinton has to win both Ohio and Texas in order to go on. I disagree, for what it’s worth – she’s already won a lot of major states, and she’s way ahead in the polls in PA. I think a win for her in either Texas or Ohio will be enough to prolong the agony.
But that’s tomorrow. Today’s excitement is that a hand-picked team of key Edinburgh knitting bloggers – me and Helen and the Fishwife – are going to check out the new LYS, K1 Yarns, in the Grassmarket.
So I’d probably better be brief here, and get on with the morning.
I finished the first sleeve of Theo’s gansey last night, and flunked the sewn cast-off. I got as far as Step Four: “With the yarn needle, slip the first knit stitch knitwise. Insert the yarn needle purlwise into the next knit stitch. Drop the first purl stitch from the left needle. Pull the yarn through.” I did an ordinary cast-off and am now carefully picking up stitches for the second sleeve.
I found this time-waster on Mel’s blog this morning. He can take on 29.