Sunday, September 06, 2020

 There’s nothing like a good night’s sleep.


Knitting has gone forward well, and there may be more this evening, as I accelerate around the yoke of my EPS sweater. I hope to have it finished for our autumn cruise, now about a month away. Surely I can manage that, Shandy? Your pessimism surprised me.


The decreases are proving a great help in counting rounds. The first two gradient colours are very close to each other, and the first one (especially) is very close to the background colour which is (deliciously) slightly uneven in dye and the result of all that is that it can be difficult to count rows. But it is not at all difficult to see whether the preceding row involved a decrease or not.


For the first stripe, I decreased on 1,3,5 and 7 (I had plenty of yarn), and for the second, now nearly finished, it’s 2,4 and 6. And so forth.


C. and Helen were both away today. I hobbled around the garden all by myself. There were plenty of dog-walkers to retrieve me had I fallen. It was a beautiful day.




I discovered, somewhat to my surprise, that I have on my Kindle the Cameron Strike book which is currently on television. “Lethal White”, it’s called. I must have read it. I think I’ve read them all. But it doesn’t seem to have made much impression. So I’m allowing myself to re-read it (taking a day off Indian history) up to the point the television adaptation has reached so far.


She’s written a new one, too, about to appear this autumn. Very clever woman.


  1. Well done, Jean, taking advantage of the good weather to get out despite the lack of an escort. Indeed, nothing like a good night's sleep.

  2. I had thought your cruise was coming up sooner than that. And you were contemplating buying a jumper. Of course the EPS can be ready in time. Imagine the conversations it will start.

  3. I've read all of those Cameron Strike books, but could not call to mind much of them. And you are well on your way to wearing that sweater on the cruise!

  4. =Tamar4:16 PM

    Well done all round!

  5. Strike's first name, it's not Cameron... It's Cormoran? Anyway, characters in the book are always getting it wrong too.