-- I forgot to wish us all a Happy Year of the Dragon on Monday. Happy Burns Night, at least.
-- Dawn found the link to the New Yorker piece about President Romney at the G8. Tamara and Sally (comments yesterday), I have read the New Yorker for most of my life and now give subscriptions to my four children as well. Thomas-the-Elder reads it on his iPad, somehow floating on his mother’s subscription. I could do that, but prefer paper.
Alexander made me an alphabet book for my 70th birthday, now well in the past. N was for “New Yorker”. He reproduced the two covers nearest the date of my birth in 193x and 200x – they were remarkably similar in palette and tone.
I’ll have to have a look at the jigsaw puzzles, Sally. That’s a time-waster I particularly enjoy.
-- The Historic Knitting Group produced a link yesterday to the Richard Rutt collection at
. The 19th
century British knitting books have been digitised and are available free to
download. An amazing resource. There is a tantalising note at the beginning
saying that Msgr. Rutt’s interest in Korean knitting is reflected in his
collection – alas, for that, apparently, one has to go to Southampton. Southampton
-- The branch of Waitrose I patronise doesn’t have any craft magazines, so my search for Knit Now continues.
You may deduce from this preamble that I have little to say today. I have turned the heel of the 1st outré sock. Gretchen, it’s the “Moor” colorway from the new “Random Stripes” set. There are six. “Anthracite” and “Moor” are the darkish ones – the rest are more spectacular. I’m having such fun that I want more. If one were to venture on knitting a necktie -- not me, thanks -- "Moor" would be a rather good choice.