Again, litle to report – but we’ve got a picture:
As you can't quite see, because it disappears off the top of the picture, I have nearly turned the top corner, and should today start along the back. The camera did better this morning with the wonderful colour.
The dangling piece is becoming something of a nuisance, and will become more of one, but otherwise I am pleased with the way things are going. No moth damage yesterday, either – sometimes, as I am sure you will understand, as well as finding actual breaks when I am winding the skein, I also encounter frayed passages as I knit, which must be broken and rejoined.
None of that, last night.
I have been thinking for some time of knitting Rachel’s husband Ed a weekend sweater. Yesterday I spent a few moments over at Jimmy Bean’s – and found the yarn. It’s called Firewood. I wonder if it’s new since I last shopped for madeleinetosh? The only question will be whether to go for DK, or to prolong the pleasure with sport? And I need to get someone to measure a current sweater of his with some care. Is Rachel up to it? And to think that I had him here, in a casual sweater, only a couple of weeks ago.
New topic. Does anyone have any experience of Craftsy? Somehow I have put myself in the way of getting endless solicitations from them, and sometimes I am tempted. It's a good idea. I am always suspicious because they constantly advertise “25% off” without saying, Off what? (Although in fact, when you persevere for a screen or two, it turns out not to be very expensive.) Today it’s a sock-knitting class with Donna Druchunas. But can she teach me anything?
It doesn’t look as if I have much hope of ever getting to a knitting class again. This might be an acceptable substitute.
Helen and I were talking rather wildly, at Strathardle recently, of her coming over for a weekend in November so that I could go to Franklin’s class on November 18 at Loop on Knitting Vintage Patterns. Or his Lace-Knitting class the same day. Or both. But it would be pretty ridiculous for her to come all the way across Europe just for that, and the days of the week when there are direct flights from
don’t quite fit requirements. And it might be hard on my husband for me to go
waltzing off to Edinburgh
when he no longer can. London
So we probably won’t do that.