Monday, June 08, 2009

A peaceful and successful knitting day yesterday. I finished another repeat of the Princess centre; cast on the new version of the Child’s Cardigan (all in one piece) and made good progress with the ribbing. Picture soon. I love the way the yarn feels in my hands: that augurs well. And Sweater Wizard includes an estimate of how much yardage will be needed. If it's right, I’ve got plenty. I worry a lot on that front – so that’s a comfort.

I am touched at your sadness for the poor Surprise, Janet. But as with most experience, it may not be wasted. I am still churning thoughts around in my mind for Life After the Princess: a jabot for James, a jacket for myself incorporating Panopticon yarn (Adult Surprise? Round the Bend?), another couple of months, like last year, devoted to sock knitting.

I learned from the aborted Surprise that a worsted weight yarn will be too heavy for a jacket for myself. It’ll have to be Sport or even Sock. I also learn, from a trawl just now, that Franklin’s yarn isn’t all that easy to come by. Even Angelika seems to be running low.

I won’t be here tomorrow. The eye appointment is early, by my choice: it gets it out of the way, for me; and finds the doctor at his early-morning best, or so I hope. I plan to come home and go to bed with a bottle of cider.

On Wednesday the car must go in for its annual health check – I only just realised that it is due. That appointment is even earlier, but -- assuming for the moment that I can see to drive, on Wednesday -- I should be back here and typing away before the morning is too far advanced.

If not, see you on Thursday.

10 comments:

  1. A wish for serenity and a successful outcome from the eye operation tomorrow.

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  2. Best wishes for successful laser surgery.

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  3. Curious as to how far north Edinburgh and Strathardle are, I googled both places yesterday and was surprised at how very far north you live. I guess the Gulf Stream doesn't do much for you there on the east side of the Island.

    I read you daily and I love your writing voice.

    Best wishes for your eye.

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  4. Best of luck, Jean. Apparently it's not such a big deal anymore to have someone point a laser in your eye. I'll be thinking of you!

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  5. Gerrie4:12 PM

    Hoping for a successful outcome with minimal anxiety for you.

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  6. =Tamar5:20 PM

    If you want to give the BSJ another try, there's a stockinette version that was posted in 2007 and was still there last night:

    It's at knit-n-anda.blogspot.com the blog of Pandaman, James G. Davis

    Elizabeth Zimmermann's Baby Surprise Jacket in Stockinette Stitch

    and he has permission from Meg Swansen to post his version.

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  7. Good luck with your eye appointment!

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  8. Let me know exactly how much you need and I'll get on it. It wasn't a color that sold too well.
    Angelika www.yarn-store.com

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  9. Anonymous3:01 AM

    Best wishes from me, too, for your eye. Just now got back to your blog and read down to see how the seed bed did. Sounds like bad news - any idea why? I haven't yet spoken to anyone here in Toronto who's trying it.
    - Beth

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  10. GrannyPurple8:49 PM

    I hope that the cider had the desired healing effect, and that both you and your vehicle are roadworthy still! Like all your readers, I look forward to your return!

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