You guys are amazing.
I forwarded the translation of the Chinese care instructions to our niece last night, Beverly, very grateful. I doubt if she’ll venture on machine washing. She was surprised and touched by the gift of the shawl. I’m glad I did it. I told her she could stuff it in the back of a drawer for now if she liked, but would have to get it out for my funeral. I want as many people as possible to turn out that day in something I knitted for them.
(My sister’s son Theo thinks this idea is hilarious, and looks forward to the occasion with unseemly glee. I find it less and less funny as the day approaches, but am still sorry I won’t be there.)
We had a grand time on our walk, in sensational autumn weather. We went to Bonaly and walked around the reservoirs for a couple of glorious hours. At one point we passed two slightly-built middle-aged men whom we greeted, as walkers do. And then after we had passed them, did a mental double-take: not two men, but the same man twice. They were identical twins.
No pics, alas.
And meanwhile, back at the ranch, I am within a few rows of the end of the body of the Brownstone. The present skein will finish the job – or if it doesn’t, and the next one doesn’t match, the line will be hidden under the fold-over of the shawl collar. So it looks as if the original purchase of seven skeins from
is going to
I thought I had caught Jared out in a miscalculation last night – not enough decrease rows to achieve his final stitch count. But looking again in the cold light of dawn, I see that he’s absolutely right – “Repeat the last 4 rows 3 more times.” I had overlooked “more”.
Thanks for the additional help on astronomy. I think I am beginning to get it, and may have a go with a torch and an orange myself. Tamar, I don’t suppose you remember that artist’s name? I’d awfully like to have a look at the paths the sun etched onto his pieces of wood.
Thanks for the pointer to the Interweave Brioche workshop, Ann. Interweave seems to have something new every week.. I don’t think this one will go on a iPad, at least, I don’t see the word mentioned. I’ll sort of hover around and keep watching – it would be an ideal use for the iPad.
Lisa, the camera is telling me to change the batteries, although I did it yesterday and haven't taken a picture since. The calligraphy will have to wait another day..