Well, on we go.
Yesterday’s hospital visit was distressing, for my husband’s sadness and desperate wish to come home. I am sure the hospital is as keen to get rid of him as he of it, and meanwhile he is brilliantly looked after, in a private room. But it’s still tough. Helen will come with me today. She is adamant that we mustn’t try to jump the gun, by taking him home before the hospital is ready to release him and a care package is in place.
The Whiskey Barrel sock is far enough along that I must decide before today’s visit, how long the foot is to be before I start decreasing for the toe.
And I moved the Uncia a few rows on, not without difficulty. It is interesting, on Ravelry, to see how many people have already finished it. In my present situation, I should have as much knitting-time as anybody, but it doesn’t seem to be working out that way.
I’m about halfway through Chart B. I’ve worked an increase row, fairly successfully. There are mistakes, further down. I can see them.
Chloe, I was greatly taken with your suggestion of working from the written instructions. What written instructions? But after a good deal of faffing about, and almost posting an ignorant query to the Ravelry group, I found the paragraph at the end of the Haps book. The only difficulty now is, that the link doesn’t work. Was it meant to be temporary?
My main difficulty is much as feared – having to remember, at any given moment, which direction I’m going in and therefore whether the basic symbols – plain white and plain black squares – mean “knit” or “purl”. Fancier symbols I can handle.
Mary Lou, I was much taken by your remark about buying knitting books for your Kindle and printing out a page. How do you do that? I recently bought a “Vintage Visage Old Shetland Lace” pattern, from Amazon I think, available only in Kindle form, expecting to be able to print it out. I think I can at least mail it to myself, page by page. Is that what you do?
I’ve had a look at the new Knitty a day early, in my role as a patron, and there are some good things there. I wish Franklin would resume writing for them.