Monday, July 01, 2013

Here’s the Mind the Gap sock:

Isn’t it wonderful? I seem to be doing another Northern Line black stripe at the moment, but I can see from the ball that Hammersmith and City pink and Metropolitan purple are still to come – so the repeat isn’t an absolutely simple sequence. And what’s that pale grey?

This is a lot of fun, and if I’m able to put in any tennis-time with the television today, I should wind up not far from the heel. But I’ve got to get up the hill to get some insulin from Boots (and perhaps fit in a look at the new Rowan magazine) which will take up the bulk of the afternoon.

The current hope is to go to Strathardle tomorrow. The sock will come along. And the time after that, Greek Helen will be here. She will be driving across Europe in easy stages with all three boys (but not David, still at work), leaving in a fortnight or so and hoping to arrive in Kirkmichael on the 23rd.

So I’d better have a look upstairs to see what state the beds are in.


I should have been paying more attention. Google Reader has suddenly been withdrawn, as I’m sure you know. I had been drifting along thinking it would be here until the whole iGoogle thing went down in November. There’s no other iGoogle feature in which I have the slightest interest.

So what now? I need that list of who’s-posted every morning.

I seem to have run out of steam


  1. Anonymous8:53 AM

    The grey represents the Jubilee Line!

  2. Bloglines and feedly both do free online blog readers, and the latter will migrate from google easily. The only downside I've found so far is that neither will translate on the fly, so if you follow a lot of foreign blogs you'll have to visit them in person.

  3. I am so glad your sock is proving to be such a fun journey! :)

  4. Anonymous9:44 AM

    My socks have the very dark blue Piccadilly line at that point on the sequence and the lines repeat in an orderly fashion - a different dye batch? They are wonderful and make me smile every time I wear them.


  5. Feedly is very easy to migrate all your google readers list to.

  6. Feedly works for me. I hope it isn't too late to transfer your feeds.
    And I so enjoy reading about your knitting and life.

  7. I'm a long-time reader and never before commenter that humbly recommends The Old Reader as a replacement to Google Reader. Very similar to Google Reader and I adore it.

    On a side note, my family (the Hubs, myself, and 13yo daughter) is moving from the US (Texas) to Scotland (Edinburgh) in about 6-8 weeks (waiting on visas). The Hubs will be studying at the University of Edinburgh to get his PhD. So excited to see in person many of the things you've mentioned here on your blog.
    C.C. (JavaPurl on Ravelry)

  8. I second the recommendation of Old Reader.

  9. FEEDLY is wonderful. it has been the most responsive app to the google reader debacle.

    you can read it on any device.