Thursday, 7 January 2010

Don't All Scratch At Once .

Sonata:


When most of Europe seems to be digging itself out of snowdrifts and even generous quantities of pea soup , hot chocolate and Sticky Toffee Pudding ( though perhaps not all at once ) , don't seem to beat off the cold , the only answer is WOOL .
Layers and layers of wool. From dolls


to teapots


from children


to golf clubs


we must all be encased in double-knitting ...with or without a pom-pom or two .


I'm resisting the idea of a hat but , despite myself , am drawn by the promised comfort of these undergarments

"most acceptable for daytime cosiness "according to the ad.

7 comments:

Von said...

Oh can't wait to see the photos and hear about the comfortableness of your day time comforters!My very elderly parents clung on to their knitted swimsuits well past the time they should have discarded them or maybe it was the swimsuits clung on to them.I love old knitting patterns too!Have a beauty for a man's waistcoat.

rachel said...

My sister and I had woollen bathing suits when we were children. In mustard. Itch-itch-itch.....sand magnets....stretch-stretch-stretch when wet....

mrs smith said...

Oh, I am all for a little 'daytime cosiness', but down here in the antipodes we are basking in 20-something degrees and down to our string bikinis ( well its more neck-to-knees fro me but someone must still wear them) at this time of the year. That should give me enough time to knit up some undies for our winter.

FWOG. A blog. By Fi and Wendy. said...

ooohhh, I wouldn't mind some of that antipodean 20-something degrees from the previous post (or some of your snow)... in our part of the antipodes we're about to go through 3 days over 40 and the thought of all that wool has me sweltering already.

Rattling On said...

My Grandma used to knit all my Dad's underwear. He was even wearing it on his wedding day. As my Mum says...it was for the last time!
Just been taking phone instructions from the snowed-in plumber of how to stem the flow from our leaking boiler. Got to do the weekly shop on foot tomorrow. Joy. I love snow but this is getting a bit ridiculous now. No doubt we'll look back it all with that particular brand of British stoicism...one day.

Molly said...

It's freezing here too, although the palm trees don't yet have a covering of snow! I've been digging deep in the drawers, looking for old winter woollies. My mother used to make us wear woollie vests [undershirts] that we hated the lookss of, but they certainly kept us warm....I may have to break down and finally knit woollie socks, as I've been dreaming of doing.

pennygj said...

I'm looking at the knitted undies and I'm itching...Ooh, no, got to go, scratching now...