It wasn’t a particularly productive day on the knitting front: a supermarket sweep in the morning, my husband’s physiotherapist at midday, a very welcome visit from an old friend in the afternoon. I think three rows remain before I narrow the sleeve to just the shoulder strap.
Thank you for all your help about graph paper to take to Hazel Tindall’s class. What I did was order this little book from Amazon, which I thought could double as a notebook for taking notes in. If it doesn’t turn up by Thursday, I’ll think again.
While I was there, I also ordered this Knitting Calculator. I look forward to getting acquainted with it, although I am sure it is no substitute for the Sweater Wizard.
You’re right, of course, Maureen, that two-colour stranded knitting pulls in no matter how conscientiously one keeps smoothing out the right-hand needle, and the result is stitches which are pretty well square. My little book will have knitterly rectangles, I am sure. But it doesn’t matter – the point will surely be to use it for a quick note of a pattern or two.
Kate's "Inspired by Islay" book arrived in today's post, and is very nice indeed -- although I haven't had much time with it yet.
A blog post from Ella Gordon says that she will be at the EYF. But Jamieson & Smith (where she works) won't be, I believe. She must be coming for the Shetland Wool Week stall.
By the way, I will be carrying the "Thanks, Obama" bag which my sister brought me on the occasion of her recent visit.
There’s a week of Lent done. The worst is over. I am moving into the happy state of rejoicing in how much money I’m saving and how many heavy bottles I don’t have to carry home. And anyway it will be Laetare Sunday any moment now.