It’s been a while since we had a picture. Here’s the finished Reversible Cable scarf – you’re seeing both sides. The flash has brightened the colour, but you get the general idea. Here’s the Ravelry link to Mary Lou’s pattern. Recommended. The yarn, to recapitulate, is Colinette’s “Art” yarn in her “Vatican Pie” colorway.
I should polish off the Brioche scarf this evening – I’m about half-way through that tidying job.
Speaking of which, Nancy Marchant – she who wrote the book – is offering a Craftsy class in brioche knitting. I’m seriously tempted. I’ve got the book, but have never made any headway with it. Maybe video classes would work better?
I continued to make progress with Christmas yesterday, apart from finishing the scarf. I like doing cards, but could wish there were more hours in the day. I like reading last year’s messages and thinking of old friends, many of whom we’ll never see again. And writing at least a sentence or two for each. The object of the game is to keep working steadily – not to get behind and have to rush it and make the messages perfunctory.
I also got a bit more wrapping done. I don’t think I’ve ever spaced that chore out before, and it’s a good idea.
Here’s a seasonal note to end on – Theo just sent this picture of his Christmas tree. We've got horizontality issues again -- at least by now I know better than to spend Sunday morning struggling with it in vain. That’s Helen’s wedding present to Theo and his wife on the wall behind – “Our house ever fortunate with its own”. Must be a quotation.
And on the tree you can see one of Arne and Carlos’ baubles, knit by me this time last year.