And Mr Santorum won
Alabama and . I am enjoying the Republican
primaries enormously, although I doubt if I would enjoy watching President Santorum
and Mr Netanyahu nuking Mississippi . Iran
I finished the ribbing of Ketki’s second sock yesterday – the rest will knit itself. The Sweet Tomato heel is easy, once you’ve done one.
I am afraid I ordered all four of those sock yarns yesterday – even before I read your kind, enabling comments. I am full of plans for measuring the balls of people’s feet and their ankles on the shores of Loch Fyne at Easter, and discussing socks with Rachel’s grown up daughters – do they ever wear them? and with Alexander and Rachel’s husband Ed – how adventurous can I be with yarn?
Alexander works from home, and until he needed one for Theo’s wedding, didn’t own a suit. (He was married in his kilt, a "red Robertson", which held its own rather well amidst Hindu finery.) Maybe he would accept a pair of Bedroom-in-Arles socks to go with his wife’s Restaurant-de-la-Sirene-at-Asnieres? Ed wears a suit and very business-like socks during the working week, but perhaps he’d like something more colourful for the happy hours spent at his allotment at the weekends? Such as KF stripes or the Italian flag?
By then the revised vest should be nearly finished, too.
No, Knitlass, I haven’t done anything at all yet about calculations for the second attempt on the vest. We both thought, during the try-on, that two inches need to come off each shoulder. That’s a start. And the angle of decline of the v-neck will need to be steeper if it’s to start later. I will pay closer attention to the prototype, a raggedy vest I knit for my husband decades ago. And, Shandy, you’re quite right that a professional pattern might help. I must have something in my extensive archives. Perhaps even the original pattern leaflet for the raggedy prototype.
I was using Vicki Squares “Knit Great Basics” or whatever it’s called – but perhaps I wasn’t paying enough attention to it.
When the current adventure in
started, there was a group which threw itself into knitting Afghans for
Afghans. Maybe they’re still at it. I think I spotted one, covering a corpse in
the back of a lorry after Saturday night’s massacre. You probably saw the
picture – triangles joined to make squares. Afghanistan