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The Opposite of Scorchio

We've had snow!
This basically means that everything has shut down. Flights cancelled, tubes on go slow, events cancelled. London doesn't do cold weather very well. Which is unfortunate considering...
It does mean perfect crafting weather - just right for snuggling up with your knitting or your sewing machine. Knit-wise I've not much to report. Progress has been made on the baby blanket and I've cast on for my cloud jumper but there's nothing worth showing so far. With sewing though - the first hexagon for my Nancy Drew blanket is done.
I've also got a bit furtrher with my dresden cushion cover.
I don't like it. I am going to redo the middle as that thick blue line is not working. I wish now I'd invisible applique'd both the centre (which I can fix) and the whole to the backing (which I think will damage it too much to be worthwhile).

My parents are en route for the rest of the weekend so I've made Challah which is rising on the radiator. We'…

Thou Sweet and Lovely Wall

There is an opera (also a flute concerto) by JF Lampe which tells the story of Pyramus and Thisbe, as referenced in Midsummer Night's Dream. The opera includes an Air entitled "And Thou, Oh Wall" which itself contains the lyric I've used as a title and the following:
"Oh show me thy chink, that I may blink..."
I saw it at the Peacock Theatre very shortly after being released from the funny farm many years ago.If it ever comes to a town near you I would recommend it. The version I saw was hilarious with the show entirely stolen by the wall (shown above with Thisbe). And I mean that quite honestly. But this has nothing to do with blogging other than I am listening to it while typing.

I have managed to take a picture of one of the cardies I've made my niece-in-progress.
This one is going to have poppers since the mothering world seems divided on buttons vs poppers. Then there is a hat to match the first cardi.
Pom poms are going to feature more in my future…