It's that time of year again . I never seem to have put the right coat on and am usually overheated or rainsoaked .
Still , it definitely isn't this windswept and bleak , either . This is the cover of a 1947 pamphlet , advertising the Friese Agricultural Fair in September when , by the look of it , you'd have been advised to put on winter woolies and a hat , complete with hatpin . Proof of climate warming , if we still need it .
But , it prompted me to think about knitting again . Nothing complicated ... until the other cataract is removed , I have no depth perception , making sewing impossible , knitting interesting and cycling alarming . Well , I say nothing complicated , but led astray by Friend who'd discovered a new
woolshop , I found myself taking home rainbow wool and circular needles ... which I've never tried before . I'm a great fan of YouTube though , and always believe that there's the perfect video that will show me exactly How To ....
and there was . Or would have done had I paid attention . It turns out that when Miss Kaufman says , "make sure the cast on row isn't twisted " ,she means just that . So I've now started again . Properly . This time it'll look less weird . I love the way it feels .
Friend had found a new cafè , too , that does delicious steak sandwiches . No photo since we ate them all up the second they hit the table so I'll show you their menu instead ... the bit where they explain their policy . Good food , responsibly sourced and served with a smile , preferably to smiling customers . So we smiled widely .
I saw today that the cafè in our local library has a more take-it-or-leave-it policy , judging by their sign outside ... 'geen' meaning no , in this case . They do have very nice coffee , though .
And , finally , a photo my colour therapy lunch today . Remarkably cheering . I even smiled .