So now you know where to come if you want help knitting a haggis! Many thanks to yesterday’s commenters.
A slight setback here yesterday – I was knitting peacefully along on the Reversible Cables and came to the end of the current ball and went to get the final skein of Colinette’s “Vatican Pie” – and couldn’t find it! Could I possibly, in fact, not have ordered it? Were there only three? After quite a bit of looking, I gave up and ripped out a few rows in order to have the yarn to finish off.
Then I found it.
The stitches have been recovered, I’ve figured out where I am in the pattern, I am ready to resume (except that I have still to wind the skein). But the net result is that I seem to have advanced only two inches yesterday – still six to go.
Some progress yesterday – I made a good start on the cards. I have heard from Alistair in
that he will be delighted to teach his grandfather how to use his Christmas-present Microsoft
Surface, and I’ve ordered a stylus for it. I was most encouraged, Catdownunder, to hear
how well your father, at 89, is getting on with his iPad. Beijing
I think I read somewhere that the Surface automatically backs up to the cloud, and if not, my husband can learn to use Dropbox. He has a healthy respect for the routine of backing-up. Alistair says that they were burgled recently in
– nobody told me –
and ‘[Daddy] was like: "Oh no my laptop!"
but then he was like "Ha Alistair! Sugarsync backed it all up! The cloud
isn't so useless after all"’ Beijing
I had trouble with that blasted credit card again yesterday – but this time it was probably because I typed a wrong digit. Payments to other sources went through yesterday, and another one did this morning. I’ve paid the one that failed from another account. Lots of paying, this time of year.
If this business about the Mayan calendar proves right, the world will end the day before we go to Loch Fyne. That will be a disappointment.
There was an article in this week’s Sunday Times about the new Canadian Governor of the Bank of England. It said that his “firebrand wife” is “prone to frequent outbursts of anti-capitalism and yoghurt knitting patterns”. That’s a new one. Neither yoghurt nor knitting was mentioned in the rest of the article.
Rosesmama and Catmum, thank you for the pointer to the Turban(d) pattern (Ravelry link) – I’ve downloaded and printed.