The miniature Grandmother's Garden quilt is finally finished and up on Etsy and I have a little time on my hands
So I went to Cuba last weekend
Well , the "Cuba "exhibition at the Groningen Museum ( http://www.groningermuseum.nl/ , ) anyway . We really liked it . The black and white '50s photos of Cuban nightlife and Marcelo Pogolotti's graphic 1930s paintings of top-hatted capitalists and huddled masses were marvellous , as was Carlos Garaicoa's installation "Now Let's Play Disappear " , where a city is represented by building shaped candles , which slowly burn and melt away .
Cultured , always refined but amazingly peckish , Friend and I then rushed off to lunch where a salad of Roasted Vegetables seemed ladylike and filling , especially when eaten with cheesey pastries ( fat content of this rather odd but delicious meal is probably scary , so I didn't even begin to think about it ) .
But now it's cold and grey , wet and windy . There's a lamb stew in the oven and an afghan over my toes on the sofa . I've found this yarn in the op/thrift/charity shop
and , very taken by the label and the fact that it was only 20 cents a ball , I'm knitting a scarf . Perhaps I'll even finish it ? You'll notice there are no lacey patterns , cables or intentional holes ....or indeed anything other than knit 1 , knit 1 , knit another 1 till the wool runs out or I get bored . Smitonius is the knitter of the family , not me .
edit: the little quilt sold overnight .
And , VERY IMPORTANT , , I'd forgotten that it's time to start knitting little hats again ! Little pompom hats to put on Innocent Smoothies being sold in Sainsbury's come November .
620,000 are needed to raise about 250, 000 Pounds in England for cookery clubs for the elderly , to be run by Help The Aged and Age Concern . www.innocentdrinks.co.uk/thebigknit
I can't knit that many by myself .....I'll need help .