On the way out of Sainsbury’s yesterday this lovely bunch of spring flowers caught my eye. They smelled delicious too. On offer, reduced from £8 to £4, I couldn’t resist.
My lacy cowl is coming on, I think I might see if it’s long enough at the end of this skein of wool. Then I can move onto something else. I wish I could knit faster. Maybe I’ll have a go at continental if I can find a good tutorial. I know I’ve said this before.
I’m rereading The Camomile Lawn for the nth time. It’s got my name and Christmas 1993 written inside…so it will be many, many times over the years. On the train to London, on Saturday, I asked the girl next to me if I could be cheeky and read the blurb on her upturned book. It was Human Voices by Penelope Fitzgerald. The title and the white cover really attracted my attention. I’m planning to order it from my library. We spent some time talking about the author, books and reading. In return I recommended this and Mary Wesley’s subsequent novels. This discussion prompted me to run downstairs late that evening to reread it, yet again.
Love that book! Your cowl is looking good.
Those tulips are splendid. Cowl is, too, but I hear you guys are in for a very hot spring/summer so you won’t need it til the end of the year :)
Really? Believe it when I see it! Thanks J x
That’s a great red and the tulips are lovely.
Aren’t they? I love a bargain and especially one so pretty
Don’t you just love random conversations on trains – I love that book too – and enjoyed hearing the serial on Radio 4.
I remember reading that book years ago – I seriously wondered if I could swap our grass for chamomile but decided it might not be a good idea! Anniken Allis has an online course for learning continental knitting – she teaches the Norwegian version including purl – and Arne and Carlos have an “ABC of knitting” video on YouTube that shows you how to do Norwegian knitting too. Juliet Bernard runs continental knitting workshops (hers is the German version) at Black Sheep Wools if you’re able to get to those 😀 xx