Tuesday, May 07, 2019

There’s little to report. The scarf is getting longer. I should measure and assess it and incorporate my findings in the sidebar. I have made some mistakes -- a missing cross, I think; and a whole row in which I knit row 12 of the pattern where  should have knit row 6. But I think the very complexity of the cable pattern, and the dark blue colour of the yarn, swallow up errors rather effectivrly.

I have had an unsatisfactory day. I waited in for the Mindful Chef box and in the end found it on the doorstep – they didn’t ring the bell. Bank Holiday Mondays (like yesterday) always throw things out of sync.

Tomorrow I have to go to Lieth in a fasting state at 8:30 a.m. to have a liver scan.

Inspired by many of you, I have taught my iPad to read to me (not difficult) and set it to work on Il Gattopardo. I can’t understand every word, nor even every sentence, but I know the book well enough that I can tell where we are and what’s going on. It makes for very pleasant knitting. I wonder how I’d get on with Elena Ferrante? Her Italian is fairly simple and straightforward – but I don’t know the books. (I’ve started but not finished.)

Thank you for your concern, Mary Lou. No, Helen is just moving to Joppa which sounds very distant, but isn’t. She will no longer be within dog-walking distance of Drummond Place, but the journey will only take about 20 minutes and there’s plenty of good public transport. In London or New York, 20 minutes’ distance would count as living cheek-by-jowl.

1 comment:

  1. I’ll have to train my iPad to read, too! I have the Elena Ferrante books on my list.