I know you’ll enjoy doing it, Kristie. It takes so little time that it is easily fitted into the routine of the day. I think it is well worth while trying to do it at more or less the same time every day – maybe that’s obvious, but I don’t think the designer mentions it. The brief daily experience of standing there and looking upwards and thinking about it is cumulatively very interesting. Maybe one should have studied meteorology.
Greek Helen will be here in a fortnight. Her son Archie is to come to school in
year, as I think I’ve mentioned. One possibility is an Britain boarding school, and he is
scheduled for a “taster week” there at the end of February– an excellent idea.
She was here in early January when I met the Sky Scarf idea in Zite, and was
full of enthusiasm. I look forward to showing it to her. Edinburgh
She will hasten back to
once she has dropped Archie at the school gates. I get to collect him at the
end of the week and enjoy the first debriefing and deliver him to the airport. Athens
It is fascinating, on Ravelry, to see what different things people are doing with the Sky Scarf idea.
I swatched – the ideal knitting for rugby-watching – and cast on. My husband prodded me into this project by saying it would take no time at all. I think he rather underestimates his circumference. I’ve made a decent start on the ribbing.
I had a bad moment last night, when I discovered that I had managed to pick it up and set off in the wrong direction. I got all the way around and then discovered the gap. That comes under the heading of Fatal Error. It’s not the first time in my life that I’ve done that, but it’s rare, not least because it would seem to be impossible to do it inadvertently.
But I’ve frogged, and picked up the stitches – they are very well-behaved, in madelinetosh – and re-oriented them all and retrieved errant plys. It’s loosely twisted and there was some straying. So now I’m back in the saddle. It’s wonderful stuff to knit – I keep saying that.
And my perennial anxiety – have I got enough yarn? – should be easy to deal with, this time. I’ve got six skeins. I’m knitting in the round. So when the first skein is finished, I should have achieved something like 1/6 of the desired length. The skeins do look very different from each other – Jimmy Bean warned me. It wasn’t a problem with the Scarlet Brownstones – the skeins were certainly different then -- and I hope it won’t be this time.
The hat is the size it is, Tamar, because the Seamen’s Society was very specific about what they wanted: 10 rounds of ribbing, 32 of st st, in dk. So that’s what I did. Now I’ve got to make and address a package.
Thank you for your comment about my husband’s hand, too. Sort of worrying. He has an appt with the doctor next week, on Ash Wednesday, and is himself inclined to put up with it until then. It’s slightly better – the hand isn’t very useful, but there is little or no pain in repose. He can sleep. It is as if he had taken a blow – which he didn’t – on the back of the hand in that sensitive bit just behind the knuckles.