Saturday, November 03, 2007

Holiday at Home: part 2

I can't believe how quickly this week has gone. Although I have done things. Which I'll catalogue tomorrow, I think.

On Tuesday night, I knitted at the Lamb with E-J (whose blog needs to be seen, and particularly today, for the pastel which makes even our route to our former office look romantic and burgeoning with possibilities) and Rosie (whose blog always needs to be seen...). We had a very strange start to the evening, with an incredibly inebriated, extraordinarily scatological, racist, South African (not a guess, she told us about 32 times) woman who decided that standing at the counter and screaming at an assortment of staff about their nationality for 10 minutes was the best way to go. The staff all behaved with extraordinary grace in the circumstances... The new menu was slightly hilarious in the description (the word "napped" has reached Ely in the sense of 'covered in sauce', rather than in the sense of 'fell asleep for a bit in the middle of the day', which I suspect has happened for centuries) but really extremely good in the execution...


On Wednesday I went to Brighton to visit Jan. And although I took my camera, the only shots I took were some very grey ones of the Thames as we went over Blackfriars Bridge.



.. and adding to my geographical bemusement this week, went back over the river near Borough Market... Oh, I don't know, doubtless I'll pick it up... I chose the only dull, grey day this week to go to the seaside, but it's always good to get together, and we went to see the Indigo exhibition at Brighton Museum which was excellent. I love textiles exhibitions with historical/anthropological background, and this was good; and it was well-labelled, which is my usual complaint... And although it's boring shopping, I did find a Good Coat for work, and it was extremely nice to have a second opinion in the choosing! After that, we went to one of Jan's local knitting groups, at Borders in Brighton, and I met Up Knit Creek and several other really friendly knitters... (as if "friendly knitters" wasn't tautological...)

There has been some knitting. I'll show you the shot which shows some actual created Thing...
Tahoe - one sleeve, one back, nearly one front. Quite a quick knit - or it will be up to the neckband which will take a little while. Doing it in a week wouldn't have been unrealistic if I hadn't been trying to finish the Unbloggable Thing too. As it is, I think I'll have one sleeve and the neckband left to do...



The rest of the knitting has been on the Unbloggable Thing - which is now halfway round the edging after 16 hours' knitting - only another 2 working days to go on that!

And I picked up the Hemlock Ring blanket to watch the second Pirates of the Caribbean film with a friend, and realised that I'd managed to do something really, really weird about three repeats back on one (but only one) of the 8 segments... So that's actually made negative progress this week!

4 comments:

E-J said...

Halfway round already! You were only a quarter of the way on Tuesday. Making the most of your week off, then! :-)

Two phrases leap out at me from your entry. 1) "near Borough Market" - how can one be near it without visiting it? and 2) "Our former office" - ha!! Doesn't it feel good to say that??

I am now officially on Flickr, and plan to start a new yarny blog just as soon as I can think up some sort of name for the thing. Amazing how many hours one's brain can be preoccupied by utter trivia such as a blog name, but there you go ...

Will tonight be rewatching "Ne le dis à personne" with P, who was keen to see it and, strangely, even keener after my rambling description.

Is this the longest comment you've ever received?

Have a great first week! Xx

c said...

Did the SA lady have red hair? Just wondering if I know the lady you're talking about!

Liz said...

E-J - have mailed you with a longer reply, but it has to be said that my first thought when told my working hours were likely to be until 4 on Fridays was 'and Borough Market's open till 6'!

c of the intriguingly anonymous comment - I don't think so, although we were all desperately trying not to stare...

c said...

Had to be a bit hole-and-corner because it sounded a little like someone at work, but worse. Thank goodness it wasn't!