Some of you will have noticed, I hope, that the Times has at last published an obituary of our friend Anthony Bryer. They took their time.
I’m nearly finished with the eleventh repeat of the centre of Mrs Hunter’s shawl, and – sure enough – the stitch counts on the one side and the other have changed. The left-hand side now has too many stitches, the right-hand side, which but recently had too few, now is bang on. I’ll leave things as they stand until at least the end of the twelfth repeat.
I told Perdita that you’re all on her side, when it comes to lap-sitting.
Joni and Liz (comments, Saturday) – I’m sure you’re right that I should email the EYF organisers and ask them to invite Franklin. I’ll leave it, now, until after the event. They must be frantic at the moment. On that happy occasion some years ago, when I went all the way to London for a day of classes with him at Loop – which also involved happily meeting and lunching with Shandy – I got the very strong impression that he was delighted to have the gig because it meant that travel expenses could be claimed against tax. And, as you say, he was happy to be in England.
I made the happy discovery today that the list of Exhibitors on the EYF website, is a list of links to the websites of each one of them. I’ve had a good time clicking and have made some interesting discoveries. I mustn’t fail to find ananuca on the day.
It’s an excellent blend of predominantly British yarns with some spicy additions, such as ananuca and of course Jared. I wonder how it’s done. I’m sure exhibitors have to pay well to be there – maybe they self-select?