All well. I gritted my teeth and did an evening of Wingspan – I must be halfway through the penultimate triangle. Three more sessions?
Mary Lou has sent me the pattern for her “Reversible Cables” scarf – No. 31 on her Ravelry page (on which you will find a number of other good things). I am fired with enthusiasm. Would there be time to knit both that and the Brioche Rib by Christmas? Why not? And a big, cosy scarf is easier to find a happy home for than another Wingspan.
And, O! L! that Vatican Pie page!
I have sort of lost touch with Colinette. I was a big fan nearly 20 years ago. Then what happened? The Internet, I guess. I’ll have to do some work on that website. Do they do mail order, or do I have to find a stockist? They seem to list one in
Ragamuffin which I have never heard of and can’t find through Google. Loop stocks her
but not in qualities I’d want to use. The range of yarns is so huge – before we
start on colours – that mail order from source would seem the only way. Edinburgh
I’ll persevere. The thought of knitting Mary Lou’s scarf in Vatican Pie is enough, of itself, to light up November.
Helen C.K.S. has posted, always a treat, with links to some good sweaters. I am essentially in a sweater mood, greatly looking forward to Ed's Gardening Sweater -- that yarn should turn up any minute now. And Helen may be pointing the way forward from there. I haven’t felt so cheerful in November for years. It won’t last.
James’ son Alistair wrote from
yesterday, of the Microsoft Surface: “It's super simple to use, fast and as you
say Microsoft office is implemented into it so it is very easy to use, read and
edit files on.” He seems to think the latest Kindle offers almost as much,
without colour. I will certainly look into that, although I think we really
need that USB port. Beijing
How I wish I could see a Surface at John Lewis where they’ve got lots of other things. At a dedicated Microsoft shop – even if there is one in
they obviously won’t have the same motive to compare. Edinburgh