The Socklady reports via Facebook that she is soon to be moved to a smaller hospital nearer home. Good news. She's been in a fortnight already. She must have had it worse than I did.
Brooklyn Tweed has a winter lookbook out. Nothing that makes me want to throw down the needles and start again right this moment, but some nice things, and, predictably, some wonderful photography.
Perdita seems to have settled into life as a three-legged cat. It stops her reaching the very highest places, which is something of a blessing. She is as wicked as ever, and almost as frisky. She thinks a bit more carefully than she used to, before she jumps. We are back in her good graces.
(I've got a picture for you but Blogger won't paste it in.)
I gave up. I ordered another skein of madtosh Vintage "Tart" from Loop. Now I'll find the mssing one, no doubt. The border is very near the required 5 1/2". I'll go on with it today, aiming for the prescribed 40 rounds (meaning 20 increase rounds). I'm a couple of rounds short of that.
The pattern doesn't make clear whether "40 rounds or 5 1/2" means "whichever happens first" or "as you prefer".
Yes, I liked Arne's line about 96 stitches being just right for a hat (link yesterday). Your 100 stitches are also divisible by 4, Mary Lou – but 96 stitches are divisible by 4 an even number of times. Is that the difference? The other bit I liked was the passage about knitting with three colours. One might have expected some fancy Scandinavian fingerwork beyond the capacities of most – but no. He dropped the yarns and picked them up as needed, just like you and me.
Carol, I'm glad you like Lesperance (artist mentioned yesterday). I'd like to see her work in real life.