Catch up photo time!
Mom wanted to see what I came home with from the Knitting Basket sale. To recap: Barbara Walker, Lady Gainford’s Designs for Knitting Kilt Hose and Knickerbocker Stockings, Kidsilk Haze, Colinette Jitterbug sock yarn, Koigu KPPM in a colour I’ve been coveting for months but leaving on the shelves, Habu natural dyed bamboo which is not sky blue but greener. (One of these colours is not like the others.)
And my new sock. I decided to put away the Fleece Artist Sea Wool for now. I really don’t like any colour variegation in a patterned stitch. Because the last socks were such a plain knit (but not plain colours), I want something more complicated. The bordello pattern is lovely, but easy enough to be a plain knit. So I’m knitting the Canal du Midi socks from Nancy Bush Knitting on the Road in Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock. Look at that cast-on edge! When I started this sock with the Sea Wool, I was too tired to figure it out, but I did it on this start. It’s the Double Start Cast-on, with one double strand over the thumb. It starts with my regular continental long-tail cast-on, but with an added part. Makes a lovely, quiet band of horizontal stitches across the top, and seems to be very stretchy. I’m glad I took the time to figure it out. The Kid’s bath is a great time to work on something more complicated.
For Margaret, watching the machines next door, from Alain de Botton, The Architecture of Happiness,
There are few harsher indictments against architecture than the sadness we feel at the arrival of bulldozers, for our grief is in almost all cases fuelled more by distaste for what is to be built than by any hatred of the idea of development itself.
Forgive my vaguely coherent meanderings about this book previously. They do not do the book justice, nor were they meant to. I think they were just meanderings.