Happy American Thanksgiving, to all who are celebrating. I’m glad to be out of it.
It worked yesterday -- I'll try again. I sit here with my husband and my iPad, writing an email to myself, and then, later. polish it quickly off and send it on to you. I could wish the iPad wasn't so eager to guess what I mean -- and even to criticize my prose style.
Grand news, with a considerable implication for knitting: Hellie and Matt are expecting a baby next summer. She phoned today. They've had the 12-week scan.
(Those are my sister and her husband Roger emerging from the church door.)
So, the question is, of course -- what to knit? I was so pleased with Gudrun Johnston's Hansel hap, recently knit for great-nephew Emmett in DC, that it's tempting to do it again. Sharon Miller has a section in her hap book offering a choice of colour schemes. But, at a glance, none seem as solidly good as Gudrun's. Or I could knit the Moder Dy -- Kate Davies' own contribution to her "Book of Haps". Perhaps using J&S jumper weight, as Kate herself did for an alternate version? Not as huge as the original, knit in Buachaille. But what's wrong with huge?
And, quite apart from great-grandchildren, you're absolutely right, Beverly (comment yesterday) -- I need to knit that sweater for my husband with the Madtosh DK you got for me. (I saw the yarn in Loop when I was down there in January; they didn't have enough; I ordered some; they eventually emailed to say that the colour was being discontinued; Beverly found some in the US and bought it for me; my sister brought it on her last visit; that's the story.) (It is -- or was -- called "Tannehill" and it's beautiful. And he needs the sweater.)
So there's lots to think about. Meanwhile I must finish that sleeve. Not much got done today.