Today is a wonderful day, the sun is shining and I can see the ocean in the distance from the slopes of the mountain on which I work, but for the last week or so Cape Town has had terrible rainy weather. Many of the informal settlements have been flooded and people are saying that it’s the wettest winter in years. Ironically in the north of this country they are battling terrible wildfires and the death toll from that is now over 30, including 6 fire-fighters.
On Thursday, after a particularly loud thunderclap, a flash came out of the wall where my computer is magically connected to the internet… and the magic stopped. Luckily the computer was unscathed, but my connection to the outside world came to an abrupt end. I’m back on-line now, so it’s all good.
We are expecting more rain on Thursday, great weather for staying at home knitting and quilting, but not so great for going to work. The quilt is starting to come together as I join the rows and add in the prairie points. Then I need to think about top and bottom borders. I’ve decided to alter the pattern a little.
I need some advice from the knitters out there. The pattern for the baby sweater I’ve knitted instructed me to knit a button flap. I’ve done that.
The next set of instructions just says to”set in the sleeves and sew side seams.”
Any ideas on how to set in a sleeve to a shoulder seam that is not sewn up? It’s driving me nuts and I just want to get it finished so that I can start the next thing (cute cardigan made from sock yarn that Gorgeous Man bought for me at Stitches DC on his last visit to the US).
I had to frog the lace socks, once they got long enough to try on I had to accept that there was no way they were going to fit. I’m knitting a plain stocking stitch sock with the yarn instead. Pictures when the first one is finished – hopefully tonight.
There has also been reading.
Books I’ve read in 2007 –
39. Saving Cinderella Lilian Darcy
40. Spit & Polish Barry Ronge – this is another one of the books that Gorgeous Man won. Barry Ronge is a columnist for one of the big South African newspapers and this is a collection of his essays. It was an interesting insight into some of the issues that have had the country talking over the last decade or so.
41. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows JK Rowling – what can I say, I succumbed to the mania and pre-ordered. I enjoyed it, but did feel (and now I’m going to speak heresy) that it was a little long-winded and kind of anti-climactic. Could have left the last chapter off. That’s all I’m going to say.