Thanks for the thumbs-up on my arithmetic, Knitlass. I think I started the Sky Scarf on the 5th of January, certainly not on the 1st, so yesterday’s month will be the shortest section of the 12, if I keep this up. And the scarf should wind up a satisfactory length, with the same proviso.
And thanks to everybody who gave me thumbs-up on my views about Oxfam and that £35 6ft by 4ft blanket. I feared I had been churlish.
Not much was done yesterday, but I did finish the ribbing for the second outré sock.. It should speed forward from here. Madelinetosh awaits!
I said yesterday that tea cosies were everywhere, and then gave only one instance. Here at least is one more which has turned up on my iPad.
Not exactly knit-related but somewhat
We have entered Calcutta Cup week,
at rugby. The match this year will be played here in England Edinburgh
on Saturday, and
is in with a chance which is depressing for us all. As I have said before, we
only ever win when the case is hopeless. Scotland
And as I have also said before, if we do win I’ve got to knit something. I’m thinking Norwegian. Previous efforts:
Kirsty Miles' Christening shawl. Scotland's last previous win had been in 1990:
Alexander's Fair Isle, now a big snug:
Ketki's polo shirt -- the year is '08:
I also knit a hat for James-the-Younger to celebrate the draw in ’10, with half the cup represented. But I can’t find a pic of that.
Alexander and his family are coming over for the occasion. He phoned last night to say that the match is at 5 p.m. (I deeply disapprove of the way darkness has taken over every major sport) and suggesting they come here for lunch beforehand. That will be fun.
Our butcher produces a “Six Nation Sausage” at this time of year – pork from
leeks from Wales, Guinness
from Ireland, herbs from France, tomatoes from . I hope that’s right, and
even if so I can’t remember what Italy contributes, and I can’t
find that particular sausage on Mr
Crombie’s website. Whatever, I shall incorporate it into the lunch menu.
Sausages are one of the few foods the Little Boys can be counted on to eat. England