Thursday, December 15, 2011

Today’s first hurdle is a dental hygeine appt. Fortunately the dentist’s office is near and time-keeping good.

My husband continues to improve, but is very weak. Apart from the illness, he has had no exercise since Saturday morning when we went to a book fair at the Radisson Hotel. The halest of us is quickly enervated by lying about. James will be here tomorrow and Alexander and Ketki on Saturday. I will welcome their support and advice.

Little to report, knitting-wise. On the sock, I’ve picked up the stitches for the gusset and started decreasing and Oliver’ing. Thank you for the link, Sarah. I am two or three rounds short of the centre point of the new bauble. It’s tough going, consisting as it does of areas of pig and areas of not-pig, so that the colours have to be stranded, or rather woven, over considerable distances. It’s very tight, which I think will be a positive asset, and the red tends to peek through the white, which isn’t too much of a downer in this context, either.

I’ll leave it there and go make today’s list.


  1. I found that stranding the yarn restricted the stretch of the fabric, so that getting a rounded shape proved hard. Intarsia left me with more ends to secure, but a more stretchy fabric.

  2. =Tamar11:16 PM

    My husband used to use a pedometer to record how much he actually walked, indoors or outdoors, so as to encourage himself to walk more. Even the cheap ones work well enough to be useful.