And here we are. Helen and her family are safely back in
, much missed. The tales she and David
tell of Greek life sound like a society in terminal decline – professional
salaries unpaid, addicts lying about in the streets injecting themselves in full view. Everyone
in a position to do so is making plans to leave. Athens
Mungo solved my computer problem – we didn’t need to wait for Archie. Right-click on the top margin of the Google Chrome window and choose “maximize” from the drop-down menu. When it comes to right-clicking, I’m still in the second millennium. You got it, FiberQat.
I should polish off the toe of the first anthracite sock today. It would probably be a good idea to
it and try it on, as last time (when I had to take back the whole foot). I am
beginning to think of What Next? I have some more KF random-striped yarn in a
colourway called Moor. One possibility would be to forge ahead and knit my
husband another pair of socks, in that. His sock drawer would then be in a
state to last for a good while, and I love this yarn. Kitchener
He wants me to knit a plain-vanilla sleeveless vest to replace one which has been worn to death. I had been thinking madelinetosh “kale” but he says he wants the same colour as before. That would be “bark”, more or less, but Jimmy Bean is out of it. I’ll enjoy thinking about that one.
And I’m having a nice time with my sky scarf. You’re right about the problem of the ends, FiberQat. The designer seems to have limited herself to six colours and demonstrates in her video how to loop them up the side, but I’ve got my whole ex-Fair-Isle stash and can’t bear to impose limitations. It’s a lot of fun looking at the sky and choosing yarn for it. Helen has suggested that I stick to the same time each day, a good idea, I think.
Potential for anxiety, however. I am doing my looking between eight and eight:thirty -- there is no way that I have thought of to represent that magical dawn opalescence in yarn. I have to keep reminding myself that neither the Knit Police nor the Meteorological Office are going to object to my decisions.
Here is a picture of James and Alistair in
James in the big scarf of Rowan Cocoon I knit him for Christmas ’10. Beijing
We had another present-opening session on Saturday. Here is Fergus in his beanie.
And here – no knitting content – is Archie with the iPad.