AT LONG LAST! an FO!
Finished kniting the garter stitch collar last Friday night and tried it on - it fits! Modeling it (proudly) for my mother, who gasped "That's amazing!"
Er....wha'? Was it because I actually finished something?
It's because she's been watching me knit that combination of colors in sort of a fascinated horror for the last couple of years and seemed shocked that she liked it.
Let's see if she tries to borrow it.
I've been reading "Small Talk" by Harold Nicolson
Perusing the shelves at the library, as is my wont, a hardback caught my eye. Small, somewhat inconspicuous, it was noticeably different in that the library call number and author's las name was written (not typed) on the spine. Too cool.
It was written in 1937 (the year my parents were born) and is a series of essays that the author's note advised has been published previously in Good Housekeeping, Nash's Magazine, Vanity Fair, Harper's Magazine, The Listener, Oxford, Britannia & Eve, The Queen, The Graphic and The Radio Times. Some of those periodicals are around, some are long gone and some I've never heard of, presumably because a) I'm not that old or b) they were published in England.
It's vastly amusing to see how different and how similar the world is now. He grew up at the tag end of the Edwardian age and is being schooled by his children - a product of the Great Wars.
*"My Kingdom has been returned to me! I have long prayed for this day to come."
"And now I want to know - who got rid of the fluffy pillow fake snow and replaced it with this overgrown doily? And WTH is with the pointy picket fence? It's not like it's real snow.
Also, there is too much stuff. I can lie down, in fact, I must, but I'm telling you. I am NOT comfortable. Harumph."