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I knit some blue into the Sky Scarf this morning – the first for awhile. I will be setting off for Strathardle in a good deal better spirit than I did a month ago – although I am glad we made that cold, foreshortened trip. The days are perceptibly longer now – Groundhog Day is the real turning-point, on that one – and I have every reason to hope that we’ll get there in time to dig some artichokes for soup this evening.
And the sleeveless vest progresses well – my husband was right, this won’t take long, despite his girth, and the yarn is heaven to knit. “Georgia O’Keefe” is substantially greener than it looks on Jimmy Bean’s website, if you ever need to know.
I looked just now, to make sure that that statement is true, and was sorry to see that they haven’t got any more in since I cleared them out. The percentages in my progress bar are based on rough but not absurd calculations – if I reach 16% with this first skein, now distinctly diminished, I should have enough. If not, not.
I remain tempted by Swing knitting (text and comments yesterday). Maybe,
, I’ll follow your example and buy the first worksheet. I could run through it and find the pages that need to be printed and
print them and delete the rest. Maybe. Beverly-near-Yosemite
Some years ago – you’ve heard this – we gave Ketki a Scotland Rugby Bear for Christmas. He wears a little
shirt and waves a Saltire. She and Alexander decided to name him for the first
man to score a try for Scotland
in the international season that year. He is, accordingly, named Scotland . Paterson
Chris Paterson has now retired, after a distinguished career. Last Christmas, Alexander and Ketki gave their Little Boys a Scotland Rugby Bear each.
Last Sunday, in
last scored tries, the first for years. The first was scored by Allister Hogg –
I do hate it when people can’t spell their own names. He is 19, and was playing
for his country for the first time. The try was disallowed on a technicality.
The commentators at the time, and the newspapers the next day, were unanimous
in agreeing that the referee was wrong. It was a try. Scotland
And the next, by Grieg Laidlaw. I’m not entirely happy with that spelling, either. That one was allowed.
winning margin was more than the points awarded to a converted try. Wales
Alexander told me yesterday that both bears are named Hogg. I would have thought it better to call one Hogg and the other Laidlaw – one wouldn’t have to specify which was which.
I should be back by the weekend, or not long after. In time for Carnival -- or, in my case, Cidreval, if the coinage be allowed.