Friday, August 28, 2020


Gli hanno tolto i punti, is, I hope, the answer to yesterday’s conundrum. We had a good lesson this morning, leaving me prostrate with exhaustion as usual.


C. came this morning and we circled the garden. I didn’t do any other exercises (bad) but what I did do, Mary Lou, was try to follow your suggestion using the link you sent – knitting while listening to William Dalrymple. Alas, the link didn’t work – or, more likely, I couldn’t make it work. I then tried the BBC and found that all the pure-Dalrymple podcasts were unavailable, why?, but I found a copy of “Start the Week” (an excellent programme) with him and Melvin Bragg and some other people and happily knit to that.


The yellow of my EPS sweater lifts the heart every time I approach it. This second sleeve won’t take much longer.


Gretchen, I’m glad you’ve put “Incarnations” on your reading list. I think you’ll enjoy it. I’m not quite halfway through, and have reached the 20th century, rather to my surprise. I’m greatly looking forward to the day when I have finished my self-assigned preliminary reading and can hunker down with the East India Company. What an extraordinary organisation!


Kate Davies is going to have another club this autumn – just what’s needed. I trust that means a pattern a week and a book at the end, as with “Haps”. She released a new cardigan pattern today, too, called Horology. Nice.


  1. Horology went on my favorites list too.

    1. I love the Horology jumper of Kate Davies.

  2. =Tamar9:31 PM

    You are an inspiration to us all.

  3. Anonymous5:47 PM

    A William Dalrymple talk was part of the Edinburgh book festival today Saturday.

    Here's the link

    I have heard his lectures in Toronto a couple of times. Very engaging!
    His earlier book White Mughals was very strong as was his book on Afghanistan, Return of a King. The locations of his early travel books have changed so much, they may be difficult to reread now.

    Lisa RR

  4. I cut and pasted the wrong link from google. I had listened to a podcast in the past and was searching for it. I couldn't find it, but found some others, and here's the one I meant to put

    I'm adding Incarnations to the list, too.