We enjoyed our haggis, yes, thank you, Kristie. One gets used to it.
I have been having connectivity problems this morning. BT Broadband Desktop Help popped up of its own accord and sorted the problem, whatever it was, by re-starting the router. But things remain very sluggish.
I’m still decreasing gusset stitches on the Outre sock, and have started Oliver’ing. Thanks for the colour-names of the KF "random stripes" range, MetroRebecca (comment yesterday). The one I want next is “Sizzle”, a sizzling red. But three pairs of socks, at least, after the Outre, stand between me and that goal.
I tracked the Jimmy Bean package. It’s been in
for a whole week. The
latest note, yesterday morning, says “Payment of charges – item being held,
addressee being notified”. So I should hear from it today, I would hope. Britain
I have decided to do a st st stripe for the Sky Scarf on the last day of each month, to mark the passage of time and the seasons. Maybe on the first day of the next month, as well. I like the way it's looking. The secret, I suspect, is a big stash of greys and blues. Pic soon.
I was going to share some tidbits from Zite, but the link process is so slow this morning that I may have to leave it and go eat my porridge.
-- A cleaner at Paignton Zoo has knitted the gardeners, one by one.
-- Knitters are being urged to knit cushions, using British wool, to be presented to Olympic athletes as souvenirs. I won’t bother with the link. I hope all British readers have seen the brilliant BBC series “Twenty Twelve”. It’s a mock documentary about planning for the Olympics, currently being rebroadcast on BBC Four on Wednesdays and we’re enjoying it every bit as much as we did the first time. This sounds like an idea straight out of one of their brainstorming sessions.
-- The “Swiss Cheese Scarf”, free on Ravelry, looks fun. It’s rather like that VK one I knit last year. I gather from theraineysisters that this one is done with a myriad of one-row buttonholes. I felt myself a bit shaky on that front when I was putting the second one into the Japanese shirt in Strathardle last week. This scarf would certainly allow one to perfect the technique. It looks terrific in its Kauni yarn, too.
-- I subscribe to Knitting Daily which is mostly Interweave trying to sell me things. I am mildly interested in “Sockupied” and may have a look at the latest one when they perfect it for the iPad. At the moment they say it’s available, but I can’t find it in the App store.
This is a funny one: Becca seems to think – she can’t be serious – that the trouble with learning to knit is that one soon has too many sweaters. And that the solution might be miniature knitting. Whatever – the miniature sweater shown is breathtaking.