I got to
and back in
pretty good order by writing down all the things I had to do, and assigning
them to be done on specific days. Maybe I’ll now try the same approach to
Christmas. I feel I have done terrifyingly little so far. Today, get out the
left-over Christmas cards, and the list, and spread them around on the dining
room table. Order more cards as necessary. Franklin
The Reversible Cable scarf continues well. I didn’t get as much done as I hoped on the long train journeys, but I knit industriously as I travelled across
, north to south,
south to north, four journeys in all. I’ve passed the half-way mark and
continue very pleased with the result. London
We’re planning to attempt Strathardle next week. The weather is wild and wet, but so far open. I’ll take the scarf along. Those long winter evenings by the fire…
I had a brief look at my antique knitting books yesterday, and came away more impressed than ever with
abilities. So often one does not even know what the finished object would be. “Gentleman’s
Comforter”, for instance. What aspect of the gentleman is to be comforted? Franklin tried to help us
past that fear by setting us to knit something in class from an old pattern,
without telling us what it was. Franklin
I think I might begin by going back systematically through his articles in Knitty, maybe even printing them. You can get a list of them by searching Knitty for “Franklin Habit”. Here’s the “neckerchief” my partner and I were assigned to deconstruct in class. The articles are fascinating,
curiosity and tenacity truly wonderful. Maybe one day a book? Franklin
Which reminds me – Arne & Carlos now have a book of Easter knits. That’s three books within a year, by my count – I was knitting Christmas tree ornaments from their first one just 12 months ago, and we’ve had a book of dolls in between. Come on, boys – it’s sweaters we’re waiting for.
While I was there, Amazon led me on to this. I had to have it.
The new IK has turned up – nice enough, but nothing I want to knit except perhaps some hats.