He did a good job on my hair. Today will be largely devoted to polishing shoes and deciding on clothes.
The yarn for the snood arrived. It’s pretty wonderful, although all I want in life is to go on knitting Zauberball socks forever. I also had a slightly confused email from the Royal Mail, strongly implying that something is wrong with the Fee2Pay website. So why not close it down for a while?
I made good progress with the current sock, and should get to a point somewhere near the heel today.
When we get back and the current socks are finished, I will face up to winding each of the Shibui skeins into three equal balls, and swatching (on other yarn) some possible stitches for the snood, starting perhaps with the one Jared uses for his Convoy scarf, which I have bought, although I don’t entirely like the sound of that triple tuck.
I just now, I am rather taken with the veil stitch, p. 165. I want something open and simple. The instructions sound totally impossible,
but a couple of YouTube instructional videos later, it seems as if it might be
do-able. Bird’s Eye mesh, p. 197, is another possibility. Big needles. Walker
The insurance company rang up to promise a specialist drying-out company. I hope I hear from them today., and I hope their services will include the manoeuvre you describe, Tamar, or something equivalent. The ceiling is very high. We couldn’t reach it. The dehumidifier seems to be having some effect. That awful smell of dampness is much diminished, and the carpets are no longer sodden.
Our main job now is to finish making a catalogue of damage to things.
It occurred to me last night to marvel that the ceiling has not only stayed up, and not even bulged, through the wetness of all that water but has also sustained the weight of it.
The Paschal moon will be full tomorrow. Have a good weekend, everybody, with or without Weston’s Vintage Cider. I should be back here Tuesday, insh’Allah.