The Big Kids are at the cinema. FL has gone to Braemar with the golfers for their final fling, or should that be swing? I just watched the dvd of One Day while knitting a sleeve of Shalder and eating ice cream. I do hope I can pull myself together in time for work in the morning!
Yesterday I was all set to start work on my red drill suspender skirt, when the postie delivered 3 metres of cobalt blue waterproofed wool which I had only ordered the day before via Eebaay. Waterproofed wool? Yup! Can you imagine anything more appropriate for this Scottish summer?
So I ditched the skirt for probably the fourth weekend in a row and pulled out my vintage (1970's) Betsey Johnson coat pattern. It is a teen size 7, which is for a teeny tiny 31 inch bust. I re-drafted the bust to be larger and lower and after some fiddley maths and measuring, I reckon I can get away with taking smaller seam allowances everywhere else.
But I am not sure I have the energy for much more today. I might just carry on knitting.
I have knitted up to the armholes of the body and am working on the first sleeve. I have to say I am liking the Rowan All Seasons Cotton far more than I expected. It is quite light in weight, but produces a nice firm drapey fabric.
In reading news, I gave up on Girl Reading and Mrs Robinson's Disgrace on the grounds that I didn't need my nose rubbed in the herstory of downtrodden women right now. They are both probably very good books, but I am not in the mood. So my bedside companion is The Cookbook Collector (second reading) and my sofa reading is Atonement, which I was surprised to find in a box upstairs. I dug it out to give to The Girl (it is on her A-level English reading list) but decided I would read it first. I never did see the film - maybe I should? But I also have a pressing appointment with Capital, which is due back at the library next weekend and is as yet unopened. So what am I doing sitting here blogging? Tsk!