That’s a fortnight of Lent disposed of – nearly 1/3. And Laetare Sunday is less than a fortnight distant. That’s when we relax for a day.
C. and I had a good walk, around Bonaly Reservoir this morning. The weather was bright and fairly vernal, but with a terrific wind, We walked for an hour, and covered perhaps 2 ½ miles. Not much, but there were two steep ascents involved. I feel much the better for it.
But I was in no state for much knitting when I got back. I’ve done some more ribbing, and must take care that the half-brioche sweater, so nearly finished, doesn’t slip away.
I watched some of Hazel Tindall’s video last night – it’s a two-disk set, but I can’t find the second disk or the box. Tonight I hope to watch a bit of Meg’s Fair Isle Vest video. I was right: Hazel knits around with three needles, rather than four or five.
I had a nice time just now reading about what a wonderful time everybody had at the EYF, and looking at pictures of their hauls. My own acquisitions look positively restrained in comparison with many.
Jen, and Isabella (comments yesterday): my very happy weekend in Shetland happened not long before the (first) independence referendum. There was a substantial movement – posters in the airport, etc – in favour of the idea that if Scotland as a whole voted for independence, and the northern islands voted for union, they would be allowed to remain in the UK. They are not quite Scotland, up there; they have an interesting separate history.
But you can imagine how far they got with that idea, in the Scottish parliament.
The situation now seems to me rather parallel. We were promised last time that there wouldn’t be another referendum for a generation.