I just got an sms that our next guests are about 25 minutes away; Pirate Jim is in the bath and dinner is cooked, so I'm taking a few moments with a nice cold GnT for a catch up.
1. One essay is submitted. One more to go - which I had planned to submit before we leave next Thursday, but which the decision of the imminent incoming guests to visit has put paid to. Not unhappy - would rather spend time with them than with my essay! I can't wait for this subject (and the whole degree) to be O. V. E. R.
2. At last week's SnB the lovely Janet from Canada taught me how to cable. I had previously thought this was the kntting equivalent of rocket science, or cooking souffles. Outta my league. 5 minutes with Janet later (who, it turns out, runs knitting classes and was teaching others to cable "just last week"), I realised cables are more sandwich than souffle (they can be as simple or as complicated as you like), and I got started on a cable baby beanie from Sweater Babe:
Look, cables! If I can get Pirate Jim to keep it on, i"ll post a photo on a human head instead of a plastic wine cooler. Now that I'm cable savvy, Im tring out an adult-sized version.
3. PJ's nana came bearing gifts:
A gorgeous vest from Panda book 204 knitted in some spotlight 8ply 100% wool yarn she had from last year. I think PJ might be getting accustomed to this modelling caper!
Yikes! Guests have arrived! More soon....