We had a nice time with Helen, who then spent the rest of Sunday in
airport (I learn this morning),
waiting for Athenian air traffic control to pull itself together. Edinburgh
Not much knitting.
I thought I had succeeded after something of a struggle in buying the Interweave knit.wear magazine for my iPad. It came in as one long web page – not, that is, in the Zinio app where Piecework lives, nor the iBook one where Knitting Traditions and Knit & Spin are. But this morning it is gone – “Access denied request has expired”. And I have deleted the messages from Interweave related to it. Clearly I did something wrong. Live and learn.
It was not without interest, while it lasted.
I read the other day – this time in a food magazine – that Mark Zuckerberg, he of Facebook fame and enormous wealth, has taken to setting himself a challenge each year. It 2009, it was to wear a tie every day. In 2010, to learn Chinese. This year, to eat only meat he has killed himself.
I have been trying to think of a knitting challenge for myself. Not easy – and with so relatively few years left to me, I don’t want to be too restrictive. Knit only Zimmermann (including Meg and Cully)? That’s a possibility. Explore the areas I regard as closed through difficulty or distaste – afghans; bobbles including nupps; fancy brioche – I like that hat in the current VK and feel sure it is beyond me; shadow knitting. I am sure double knitting will go straight into that category when I get the new book. There may be the ghost of an idea here.
But one doesn’t want to make life too consistently unpleasant for oneself.