A brief log-in before we disappear for another week.
The second Candace-Strick-toe went very well. There were fewer stitches than there should have been when I got to the point of retrieving them from the provisional cast-on, but they were easily replaced and the join looks neater than I could have hoped. Will I now have to knit another pair of Candace’ socks to perfect the technique? I suppose what a Real Knitter would do would be just to practice, with no particular end in view. Sort of like swatching.
I re-read the instructions for a k2p2 tubular bind-off. I still don’t understand them (=they still sound too complicated to tempt me to try), but I think I can conclude that there is something better than treating k2p2 exactly the same as k1p1. Never mind: the result is acceptable.
We half-watched a television programme last night about Osborne, Queen
Victoria’s beloved house on the Isle
of Wight. In the “family room” where royal children were said to
tumble on the floor while Victoria and Albert admired them, was a spinning
wheel. Did the Queen spin? Or have the present curators put in it because it