Back in 1979 when we we first married, I bought this Phildar Pattern Book. It has lots of patterns for men, women and children. When we moved to Kirby Muxloe, in 1995, Bob said “It’d be nice if you knitted me a jumper sometime” But I didn’t! I made baby things, jumpers for myself, did knitting for charity. But nothing for him.
Guilt finally caught up with me, just after I finished my Scandi Jumper. So I waved the pattern book at Bob and he selected the seeded rib sweater with a wrapover collar.* I bought some wool and began knitting on Boxing Day [this kept me out of the Cornerstones kitchen when other people were trying to cook!]
The grey flecked Robin yarn, aran weight, knitted up beautifully. I only made one modification to the pattern – Mark was wearing a jumper with a wrapover collar, and I thought the button detail looked good. So Bob selected a black leather covered one to finish off the garment.
I didn’t complete the jumper before we left Kirby on Monday January 26th – but I did get it done by Friday 30th. Better late than never!
Bob is extremely pleased, and has already worn it a few times. I’ll try not to wait another 20 years before knitting the next one!
One the subject of lateness, I finally got round to watching “Mapp and Lucia” which I recorded in December. Did anyone else see this comedy set in a 1930’s town based on Rye in Sussex? It was pretty star studded [Anna Chancellor, Miranda Richardson, Steve Pemberton, Mark Gatiss and lots of other well known actors] The settings and costumes were great, and the actors were, undeniably, very gifted. But it didn’t quite enchant me as I had expected – by the middle of the third episode, I was ceasing to care what happened next. Bob came in and watched for a while thewn said “What are we watching?” “Mapp and Lucia” I said. “Ah, that explains it – for the first five minutes I was expecting someone to get murdered and Miss Marple or someone to turn up. For the last five minutes I have been hoping for someone, anyone, to get murdered! This isn’t my sort of programme” and he went out again.
Did you watch M&L and what did you think of it?
* when I originally purchased the Phildar book, Bob still had thick brown wavy hair like the model in the picture!