Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Another dies non, I’m afraid. Helen is safely back, and we sat over the kitchen table for a while this morning, and a friend joined us, and by then my morning oomph was gone. I haven’t even made a start on the job the lawyer set me.

This afternoon I tried to watch last night’s program about the Princess of Wales (the previous one – the title now belongs to Camilla, whether she chooses to use it or not). Real scope for knitting there. But the saccharine soon stuck in my throat. Do her sons really believe all that stuff? Several commentators have remarked on the absence of Prince Charles from the program – but what about Dodi? When Diana died, William and Harry were at ages when to have one’s mother cruising about the Med with her lover, reported daily in all the papers, should have been exquisitely embarrassing. They can’t have entirely forgotten.

I got a bit of knitting done, but not much. Surely I can finish the second Polliwog sleeve tomorrow. But I’ve also got to figure out a way to get knitting back into my life, now that television is retreating out of it.

The good news is that Fruity Knitting has posted a new episode, right on schedule. I’ve watched the early bits – Andrea is knitting again, I’m happy to report. The big interview this time is Veronik Avery. I’m a great fan of hers. I’m saving that to take to bed with me.


  1. We all rewrite our own narratives, I'm afraid. It must be easier to only want to cover the sweet memories.

  2. As one who lost her mother at age 8.9 to a car accident, I feel their pain - and their desire to talk about her - and why shouldn't they want to paint her in the best way possible? I would have done the same, were I they.

  3. Anonymous11:38 AM

    Royalty seems to create a whole lot of problems other people don't have that can reverberate for generations. I feel sorry for everybody. Chloe

  4. rosesmama3:44 PM

    Can you knit while listening to audiobooks?

  5. =Tamar4:07 PM

    In their place I know I'd want to support the best possible public image, if only to counteract all the nonsense that is made up in the tabloids.

    Do you have Elizabeth Zimmermann's knitting videos available? Reviewing them might be a pleasant occupation.

  6. I wonder what you are doing at the time of day when television used to feature? Although there is often "Nothing on", there is usually something on Radio 4 or Radio 3. If you had some compelling knitting on the go - I still have hopes of seeing that Fair Isle vest - an hour or two could pass very nicely listening in.