Wow, it’s nearly April! Hard to believe. Here in Glasgow we’ve had very Aberdeeny weather: fog and cold winds. I’m not sure why the wind doesn’t blow the fog away, but that’s another conversation. Things at our house are pretty good. The Dafter was invited to a friend’s house nearby and was able to manage a couple of hours with kids her own age, which was the first such event in a good few years. She’s had to rest for the two days since then, but we’re not back in relapse territory. Also, the clocks went forwards this morning, so the evenings are decidedly lighter.
In other news, the Community Choir I joined recently performed in church this morning. We sang a lovely song called “Look at the World” by John Rutter. The children had never sung with us before, and they all collapsed into fits of giggles when we came booming along in four-part harmony. (Unlike in the video, there were about 15 children and 20 adults. But it was still a good sound, I think.)
Anyhow, let me show you a knitting project. (Once again, thank Goodness for knitting!) In January I had the good fortune to meet up with my dear friends Annie and Alasdair. They live in Benbecula, on the Outer Hebrides, but have family in Glasgow, and were here visiting. Annie was admiring the hat I had on, which was a Christmas present a few years back from the amazing Roobeedoo. I don’t have Roobeedoo’s hat-making talent (she made me Aeonium, if you want to see an amazing hat). But I was able to make Annie a similarly-shaped hat, which turned out pretty well:
I say “pretty well” – there are mistakes, not least of which is that despite my best efforts, I didn’t decipher the instructions correctly enough to realise that you have to start the chart part-way through so that the unusual brim design lines up with the petals of the flower. Oh well! I should have done my Ravelry research beforehand, I suppose.
However, I don’t think Annie will mind in the least. She was delighted with it, and said it perfectly matches her blue coat, which was a felicitous accident. I enjoyed making it enough that I might make another one for myself sometime – now that I understand the pattern.
Happy start of a new week to you all!