This week has flown past, for some reason.
The current socks are coming along nicely. I was rather annoyed to encounter a knot in the yarn yesterday - the cuffs have been matching well, and I wanted to get the feet matching too. However it doesn't seem to have made any great difference, which is a pleasant surprise.
I've also been slightly sidetracked into starting something else.
I've had a couple of skeins of Tess Dawson's Baby Alpaca 4 ply for a while - this stuff is lovely and soft, and it is a beautifully fine yarn. And I've also had in mind for a while the Mesh Scarf from Classic Knits for Real Women - a simple pattern, written for a cotton 4ply. I was wondering how it would turn out in the fine alpaca yarn - it is actually going to be rather good, I think, although it is very hard on the eyes to work.
Looks like nothing on earth at the moment, of course, but when it is blocked it will improve. That's a 2mm bamboo hook - I have a suspicion that it might be easier with a metal one. I shall see if I can get down to the shop in Trowbridge today and discover whether they have such a thing.
On non-knitting subjects, I've been greatly enjoying reading Suetonius again. This is an excellent translation, by Robert Graves, and Suetonius comes across as being surprisingly chatty, full of little details. The description of the chaotic aftermath of Julius Caesar's death is memorable - he is eventually carried off on a litter by three slave boys, 'with one arm hanging over the side.' Somebody actually saw that, and described it.....
A complete non sequitur - since we moved here, a daily delight has been the constantly changing sky. Because there is a long, wide view from the back of the house, the sky seems huge - and yesterday evening there was one of the most vivid sunsets I think I have ever seen.
Truly, you couldn't invent this.