Yesterday I went shopping with my husband on
Street, in search of grey flannel trousers. We
failed. It was hard work. Today’s walk with our niece through the is bound to be easier, however rough the
terrain. Devilla Forest
It can’t be claimed as a moral victory for
-- I doubt if there are such things in top-level sport -- but it was certainly
a quantum leap forward (to switch clichés). Previously, at the end of Grand
Slam tournaments when he came up against the big boys, he was swept aside in
straight sets. Not yesterday. Murray
And isn’t it odd, for one with a memory as long as mine for such things, to find a British player at No. 4 in the world and none of the three above him either American or Australian?
The yarn is here – madelinetosh DK “Georgia O’Keefe”, a good deal greener than I expected, but at least not blue and my husband seems rather taken with it. It didn’t come in the 7:30-9 a.m. slot when packages often arrive. It didn’t turn up with the normal mail delivery. So I gave up and started forming cross remarks in my head, since the
PO had contracted to deliver it yesterday on the
consideration of all that money the day before.
But then it did turn up, just before lunch. Pics soon – today I must hurry.
The other thing that turned up yesterday was the new VK. If somebody wanted to take a couple of years and knit straight through a magazine, blogging about it and then publishing a book – that’s what people do – this would be the magazine to go for. If you were thinking of engaging me for the job, I might ask to be let off the home furnishings – cushions and an ottoman cover; I don’t have an ottoman. I might also beg to be excused the gloves (hate knitting fingers) and the beaded shawl (beads are against my religion).
But the point of the exercise would be to do everything, so that might be considered cheating. And the shawl is by my friend Candace Strick.
More seriously, the one that really grabs, at first glance, is No. 12, the twisted pullover by Roberta Rosenfeld whom I have never heard of. Alpaca, and apart from other considerations a brilliant use of that droopy yarn.
I’d better go make some sandwiches to leave behind for my husband.