Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Of cardigans and rain

Last night we had the first uninterrupted sleep we've had since Grumbles came down with her rash. Talk about bliss! And the rash has finally subsided - phew. Not fun at all, especially when we were thisclose to carting her off to the Royal Children's Hospital.
This morning, as I groggily lay in bed, contemplating opening my eyes and wondering why I felt a little strange (oh, that's how you feel when you get more than three hours sleep in a row!), I heard the sound of... rain! Finally! I know, I know, it's not the end of the drought, but it was so good to peep outside the window and see the sky, heavy and grey, and things being - well - wet! And puddles! And people with umbrellas! I even went out and stood in it, letting it soak into my jimjams. Tee hee, what a dag! I'm even thinking about planting an autumn vegie garden.

In other fascinating news, I'm toying with the idea of knitting a cardigan for Grumbles, using the Jo Sharp Aran Tweed I found in my stash, as shown in the pic above. However, the following problems have cropped up: (1) I only have those two balls in my stash, which means I would need to buy more, which would make the cardigan somewhat more expensive than I can afford, and really quite defeats the purpose of knitting from stash; (2) I'm not using a pattern, just making it up on the fly (yes, very bad idea, and rather likely to induce tears/tantrum/right royal strop/all three; (3) I'm not so sure that I'm really into the greeness of it. I can't decide if it looks Etonian or just froggish.

Having said that, I don't even know if there is an Etonian look, but heck - I like the sound of it. Thoughts, peoples of the internet - to cardi or not to cardi?


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  2. Oh the rain !
    As piddling as it was, I was so deliriously happy to see some .. soaking.. soaking .... soaking into my grass and onto my plants.

    Smells so good !

  3. Anonymous7:55 pm

    Definately to Cardi,why...its raining so need cardi...cardi knitting weather....Etonian; of Eaton, where they wear as uniform a short jacket reaching only to waist and worn open in front(out of oxford dictionary)essentialy a cardie, well nearly...send some rain to the west please we are desparate...

  4. O no! Don't go for the Etonian look! You don't want your Grumbles to have anything to do with that school. It may sound nice, in a P.G. Wodehouse sort of way, but Eton schoolboys are obnixious, snooty, snobbish prudes. (Three of my cousins go to Eton. I have witnessed the change.)

    I say...Press on with the cardi. But maybe not as a cardi? You could make a little bolero-type thing which would mean that you wouldn't have to buy heaps more of that yarn.

    And rain? You want rain? Come over to London, we've got plenty of that! (More than enough, actually. too much.)

  5. Anonymous8:03 am

    I really like the idea of Anushka's for a bolero, or maybe a vest? maybe you could varigate the stripes a little so they are not so regimented? will break the colour up differently.

  6. I was going to say a vest- but I see that's already been said, so I'll second that suggestion!
    Yes the rain this week has been so refreshing..


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