Silence from Imperial Consultants. I shall have to get back on the phone this morning and Be Cross. It is now 10 days since Mr ChemDry said we needed a new ceiling. I’m sure he wrote his report promptly. We can’t go on living in this state of suspense and chaos, I will tell them. I don’t have to mention that the chaos, at least, is permanent.
Snood: I have turned at the far post, enlarging the DDD stripe as planned, and am now heading towards home. It has occurred to me that I might slightly enlarge each of the stripes on the inward journey, to make the snood a bit bigger and so as not to waste this beautiful yarn. 18 rows per stripe instead of 16? I don’t see that the difference, even if noticeable, will count as a fault.
I’ll have to decide soon.
I’ve fallen slightly into arrears with the Sky Scarf – fatal, or nearly so. I didn’t take it to Strathardle last week. On Thursday, I even forgot to photograph the sky. And of course, once back here, I couldn’t go on until I had knit the Strathardle days. I’m now up to Sunday, and nothing much has happened except a variety of greys, and the Knitting Police will never hear about it.
But it’s a big responsibility, this project. Something of a burden, sometimes.
The fun part of yesterday was the arrival of a book called “How to Grow Perennial Vegetables”. I ordered it on the basis of a good review in the Scotsman, without really expecting too much. I have been thinking along these lines for the last couple of years, and didn’t think I had much to learn.
But it’s first-rate, and opens up some new possibilities. A hardneck garlic patch? Treating it as what the author calls a “replant perennial”, like
where you dig some up and leave some. A goji berry bush? Apparently you can eat
the leaves as well as the goji berries. Horseradish? Again, the leaves seem to be edible. Nodding onions?
Some skirret? Wild rocket? I didn’t even know it was perennial. Jerusalem
Many possibilities. The author grades each plant for hardiness; very useful.
More Easter on Pelion: I found this on Helen’s Facebook wall. Isn’t it nice? That’s her on the right. I don't know the other woman.