My husband is having some sort of trouble with his catheter. We’re waiting for a nurse.
Otherwise, I’m all set for tomorrow.
Last minute excitement: the EYF emailed me yesterday about a new yarn from Blacker called Samite which will be launched tomorrow. Shetland wool, “Ahimsa” silk, Gotland wool. It sounded sort of lace-weight from the blurb, and I even thought of doing a Houlland (from the Haps book, like Shandy) – but in fact, when yardage is compared to weight, it is far too heavy.
What it does match, almost precisely, is the yarn for Nancy’s Vest. So I shall look at it with that in mind.
“Ahimsa” silk is what happens when the moths have been allowed to grow up and emerge from their cocoons. I would guess that it’s cheaper than the real thing, when the moths are put to death unborn to preserve the cocoon intact. But Blacker crowns the blurb with a wonderful piece of silliness: “We’re thinking about the future of our planet and investing in Ahimsa silk guarantees that there will still be moths to make the silk of the future.”
As if the Chinese, who have been farming silk worms for millennia, hadn’t thought about that.
I’ve finished the basic knitting of the half-brioche, and have made quite good progress with assembly. How old-fashioned it feels, to be sewing knitting together piece by piece! There are only the usual four pieces, but the shoulder strap ensures that there’s lots of sewing.
It’s fun having more knitting to look forward to, placket and collar, as I toil on.
Now I must go polish my shoes and worry about my husband. I’ll report tomorrow if I am strong enough.