Bob is taking Steph back to the station now – it has been brilliant having her with us over the weekend. [I always hate it when the girls go back. I am sure other mothers do not get so emotional, she’s only going to London, and I will see her again in July if not sooner] and I am busy wrapping parcels.
Helen’s Giveaway is all packed up and ready to go to the Post Office, along with another parcel. At the beginning of Lent, I mentioned the Lands End Campaign for hats for the Sailors’ Society [here] Well, I have knitted six hats in six weeks…
They were very quick to produce, and I had plenty of wool in my stash to use up [the red one is not as pink as it looks in the photo!] Bob thinks he would like one for the winter. Maybe I should make all the men in the family a hat for Christmas? They look as if they would fit snugly under a cycle helmet if you needed extra warmth. I don’t think I will do any more knitting for a while – in the warmer weather I find my hands get too hot and sticky.
Keeping a straw hat handy rather than a woolly one during this sunny weather. I have discovered that it does help prevent headaches if I keep my head covered and my face shaded.
Bring back proper hat-wearing, I say - let us have no more of these frothy feathery fascinator fashions! Kate Middleton may like them,
… but they look suspiciously like illustrations from “Fly Fishing” by J R Hartley to me!