Saturday, September 01, 2018

I have very little to report. I finished the increases on the first Kirigami sleeve, and am happy to tell you that the stitch count came out right. I’m going to do a couple more rounds and then sign off, leaving the sleeve an inch shorter than specified.

I’ve also finished Neil MacGregor on Living With the Gods. I have located but not yet embarked upon his “100 Object” series. That should keep me going for a while. I remain profoundly grateful to you for the suggestion, Shandy.

And – great news – Blogger has condescended to start sending me your comments as emails again. I didn’t do anything. It just happened.

This morning’s newspaper reports that we are to have a television series of Le Carre’s “Little Drummer Girl” this season. I read it awhile back and thought it remarkable. Today I decided to read it again, and had one of those embarrassing messages from Amazon to say that I already had it. And they were right, of course.

So today the Queen went to the Games, at Braemar. Judging from Edinburgh, we had better weather last week, but at least it wasn’t pouring down. I’ve tried Googl’ing “Highland games in Italian” again to see if Google spotted the answer here, but they don’t seem to have done so. (Giochi delle Highlands)


  1. I'm really pleased that you have the 100 objects to look forward to. Something about the format, in fifteen minute episodes, makes them very digestible. It won't be long now before you can embark on that lovely textured yoke on the Kirigami.

  2. Love your Blog. Can't wait to see photo of your current sweater. Don't know where you get all your strength. Take care!

  3. Did you watch The Night Manager? A wonderful Le Carre adaptation. His stories are too complex for a 2 hour movie, I think.