Today’s ambition (alas!) is to do something about the ironing.
My husband had an “episode” yesterday – a seizure? Not hypoglycaemia, apparently. He was in bed when I got there at midday, clearly exhausted by what had happened. Helen saw him later in the day and found him awake and perhaps even unusually talkative. A dr had phoned me in the afternoon to say that the “bloods” and a brain scan had revealed nothing amiss.
Oh, Maureen, wonderful! if you can get me the Whalsay catalogue. Expense is no object, although I doubt if it will cost all that much. Thank you, and thank you, in advance.
I finished the gusset decreases on the first Whiskey Barrel sock yesterday, and began the actual foot. I’m counting carefully, so as to get the second sock to match – this one, I will decide with measuring. But I need to get back to my archive on the other computer, and am grateful to whoever suggested (I’m not going to look, just now) that what I need is a fresh battery in the mouse. I’ll try that.
I did a bit more Uncia, in the evening. Goodness! it’s hard, now that I’ve advanced to the charts. I sort of thought, I haven’t done anything as difficult as this for a while. But of course, I did the Dunfallandy blankie not all that long ago.
I looked on Ravelry. Nobody else seems to be finding it quite as tough as I am. There’s old age for you?
It’s not lace, at this point anyway. The next chart seems to have a generous sprinkling of YO’s. That may go better. Now (Chart A) it’s travelling stitches, as much as anything. The top picture on page 84 of the Haps book strongly suggests that help is at hand – I’m doing the complicated-looking inch-or-so on the model’s (Kate’s) right shoulder. What follows looks straightforward by comparison.
But it’s too much for the exhausted evening, even without television. I’ll try to put in half an hour this morning, after the ironing.
I’ve done 159 rows, out of a total of 400. It’s hard to decide what percentage to assign in the sidebar, as I am knitting an ever-widening wedge. One thing, though – the total length is clearly going to be acceptable.
What a wonderful thing is Ravelry! How very well engineered, the software!