Sunday, December 18, 2016

Very little knitting, today, but even so the stripey hat should be finished tomorrow, and perhaps even finished-finished by Tuesday. Then what? Immediately, more scallops on the edging of Mrs Hunter’s shawl. Dare I start my husband’s much-needed sweater (madtosh DK “Tannehill”)? Or does that pose too much of a threat to the half-brioche sweater for myself, ¾’s finished?

We watched "High Noon" on our television set after lunch. Goodness gracious me! that's a good film.  Have I seen it since I left Oberlin? My husband's carers came in soon afterwards. I was so full of the experience that I asked them about it. Both are lively-minded and intelligent young women. Neither had heard of "High Noon" nor of Grace Kelly nor of GARY COOPER. One sort of forgets how young it is possible to be.

I am going to cut “Hygge Schmygge” out of the FT and file it, I think, in Vibeke Lind, as the closest I can get to Danish knitting. The article isn’t entirely irrelevant – the author says that “expensive, handcrafted Nordic socks” are essential to hygge and the illustration includes two pairs of such, which one could copy if one were unusually determined. 


  1. Anonymous10:28 PM

    As much as I would love to see the Tannehill knitted up, my vote goes to finishing the half-brioche. 3/4 done means just another few weeks work, right, even with the holidays looming.

    Beverly in NJ

  2. I would start your husband's sweater. If you haven't started working on it and his health declines -or worse- would feel awful? That's how I make decisions -what's the downside of the choices.
    I hope your holidays are full of love and good health to all.

    1. What's the downside? I'm afraid I'm always worried I'll die and leave a mountain of unfinished projects for my daughter to throw out. I've been trying to finish one project up before starting the next. There are exceptions once in a while (I started the Gilmore Girls Mystery KALs while I still have hats in process for the boys, but IT WAS the Gilmore Girls. :)

  3. I'm the queen of unfinished projects. I love starting new ones while the UFOs sit in the basket . . . But, in this case, I'd finish the Brioche because you're 3/4 the way there. Most of the hard work is done so it should be a quicker knit.

  4. Anonymous12:23 PM

    Am enjoying the different points of view. Ultimately whatever way you want is the right way. BUT, if it were me, LOL, I would start the sweater because starting is the hardest part, then after an inch I would scurry back to the half-brioche and finish it with a clean conscience. Chloe

  5. You can share High Noon and Grace Kelly and Gary Cooper with those of us 80+ - and knit as well.

  6. That reminds me of when I heard that Roy Rogers died and mentioned it to a group in a meeting. Met with blank stares. Sigh.