I enjoyed my day off – oh, boy! did I enjoy it – but now it’s over and life resumes, which is the essential difficulty with days off. I heard no news from Alexander, which I can take to mean that he found my husband much as expected.
I got the downloading, etc., done and have just dispatched the scans to NY, ready for the start of their day. So that’s done – if I’ve done it right.
And I got a bit further forward with the Uncia. I’m finding it very difficult. I haven’t yet tried enlarging the chart – after all this scanning, that should be trivial. I don’t remember that even the Princess shawl involved this much anxious peering. At the moment, I am alternating a right-side and a wrong-side row, each the same as before. (Except – watch out – an increase row looms not far ahead.) I have learned a certain amount about them, but there’s still a lot of peering to be done.
But I remember that I had done something like 50 repeats of the Princess shawl edging before I had memorized the pattern. There must have been a lot of anxious peering involved that time.
It would be nice to get the Uncia to the point where I could attempt television.
I’ve heard from the Feral Knitter that her book is about to be dispatched. I am really giving some thought, in these troubled times, to the breaking up of our house: which will mean deciding, amongst an infinity of other things, which knitting books and which cookbooks to take along into my brief future. Other books pile up in the clouds, thanks to the Kindle app on my iPad.
But nothing is more difficult than to stop accumulating knitting books and cookbooks.
You’re right, jeanfromcornwall, that Alexander’s pipe (Tuesday’s post and comment) is facing the opposite way from Magritte’s. There are several possible explanations:
Alexander got it wrong.
Alexander intended it as a comment: this, after all, is a pipe.
A couple of years after he gave it to my husband, the pipe got unstuck. We took it to our local framer-restorer and tried, I think unsuccessfully, to explain it. But he put it back together for us, solidly. He may have been the one to turn it around.