Monday, October 27, 2008


I guess this picture says a thousand words on the subject. I think we're finally getting our act together, though. F starts nursery tomorrow. Five mornings a week! Free! And only a ten-minute walk. For the very first time I fairly skipped to the computer to pay my Council Tax bill when it came. Thank you, Edinburgh City Council.

Knitting has been remarkably absent recently, although my fingers are definitely getting a bit itchy. I only rarely knit with chunky yarn, but when faced with the reality of the head-on wind along North Bridge, my mind strays to thick wool scarves. Hence this:

It's Manos Del Uruguay, and it's the simplest drop-stitch pattern that I was able to hold in my mind through those awful first sleepless/sleepy days and nights.

I've discovered that it's a new challenge to photograph in the flat - there's not much natural light, but how can I really complain when we have such an inspiring view of the castle from the bedroom.

I love how it looms over us. We've joined Historic Scotland, so we can nip up the hill any time we like to visit it.