Saturday, December 05, 2015


I suddenly feel much more sprightly. Has a clot resolved itself somewhere? And my legs look almost  the same size. Perhaps it's an illusion.

What does one do about a sticky space bar? A quarter of a century ago, I would not have hesitated to prise up the key and clean the contact. I'm scared to try to fcdda\\\\\\\\\\\\\cfZddeal with a modern laptop in that fashion. Today, I'm using a different computer (we've got lots) and composing directly in Blogger. Archie is meant to be coming for lunch. He can advise.

You'll have heard that the Forth Road Bridge is to stay closed for a month.


I got on nicely with the final Dunfallandy triangle. Row 19, I think, of 33.

And with the stash. Nearly finished.

It was a pleasure to approach Green Granite Blocks without feelings of dread and guilt. The position is not quite as bad as I thought -- a lot of the yarns are in little plastic bags identified by a letter which corresponds to the list in the pattern. At some point in the last couple of days I have binned a bag of Kaffe left-overs from other projects. I shouldn't have done that, but it would be near-impossible to recover them now,

I've finished the back. The pattern says to turn the chart over and proceed downwards from the shoulder to knit the fronts. I have clearly decided not to do that, and applaud my decision from this distance. The piece on the needle starts with ribbing and is being knitted bottom-up, and is presumably not a sleeve since it isn't tapered.

So now what? I can't sell it, if only because it was a present to me, from a friend who got the yarns wound and labelled, and knit a few rows of ribbing, and then thought better of the whole thing.oiiiiii0
 I must find out how easy it is to get another copy of Kaffe's California Patches. I need that for the archives.

So you must advise.


  1. I saw about the bridge, and realised that it effectively removed any possibility of even wondering about Kirkmicheal. Sad. Sympathy transmitted to you.

  2. Rather an odd time of year for the bridge to be closed. The main one near me just reopened after 8 months of work. Very frustrating. I see you can get California Patches on Amazon from used book folks. I'll ask around my Rowan loving friends as well. I had one of those Tumbling Block pillow kits I finally sent off to someone who might actually knit it before it died of old age.

  3. Anonymous3:42 PM

    i think you should offer your Green Granite Blocks here, in exchange for a donation to Doctors withiut Borders, a al Yarn Harlot. Or other charity of your choosing.

    Beverly in NJ

  4. Can of compressed air, put the straw attached to the can on, gently pry up the bar enough to get the straw under it, blow air. Hopefully that'll remove the debris that's likely causing the problem. Keyboards tend to attract that sort of thing.
    Best of luck and have a great weekend!

  5. Anonymous7:00 AM

    Legs developing uneven "sizes"? I would call the doc and ask what he thinks should be done about that....

    Enjoy the stash rediscoveries....