Saturday, August 26, 2006

Reflections..

Not getting all philosophical.I am talking about the yarns I bought which are very short eyelash with a definate twinkle.I knitted the browns into my shawl along with a strand of Kid Classic in Peat ..result a nice soft furry spot. Not feeling too well this weekend gave me the excuse to sit and knit and watch "Time Team's Big Royal Dig" .Oh boy that is slow going all I can say is show us inside Holyrood it would be more fun.I am not sure why we care who or where The Duke of Buckingham was .The Civil War defences at Buckingham Palace might be interesting if they'd found small items like an officer's watch or something as it is it's all foundations.I like domestic history ,The Pitt Rivers in Oxford is my kind of museum. Do not worry folkies I am not ill as such just a menopausal thing that means I don't feel free to go out for a day or two .I'll also drop off at intervals. I have liquid iron now so will run a marathon soon I am sure.
I have lost my new Rowan book and am feeling very annoyed as like Jo we have so many books piled here and there . Holly saw "Romance" in John Lewis and I want to check patterns .It's odd stuff as I bought her enough to make a scarf ( sort of pre-knitted but very loose).
I also found a book I wanted on the net yesterday but being very linited in interset it costs about £50.00s ! It's about the ballets and Dramas put on by Henrietta Maria. A woman attending any sort of such thing was considered a complete slut.I am not too sure what the really severe Puritans suggest she did all day .She couldn't cook , clean the Palace , she did a great job of having children so no complaints there .A bit of cross-stitch in black I guess ..go girl is all I can say .I am sure these plays etc were not at all like The Restoration stuff that might well have been vulgar and met my dis-approval she was just a woman in love with a sense of fun. I might get it for Christmas if I am a good girl .I did have my eye on some Cash Iroha in black but this is a very special book and Holly looked interested.She has a list of books she wants from The V&A .

6 comments:

Jo said...

Hope you find that Rowan book, Angie. I wanted your opinion on a capelet in there that somebody else was thinking of knitting (Rho, I think).

I love Time Team and the way they use modern technology to reconstruct the past. Wish I could go on a dig with them - but it would probably all move too slowly for my liking...
Jo
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angie cox said...

Found the book Jo ..but Jeff is using the pooter in a while to watch his blues D.V.D so mail me about the capelet and I'll pick it up later.

Knitting@number9 said...

Hope you're feeling better soon Angie. I've been watching TT aswell, but have to say I prefer the highlights at 8pm. Still, it's a good excuse to sit and knit for a few hours!!

Charity said...

That Reflections with the Kid Classic sounds like a nice combinations!

It's so hard when you want something "extravagant" - I know I have a hard time allowing myself something pricey, even though I will happily make it work if someone else in the family is after something! :0)

angie cox said...

Welcome home Gill..The highlight was a historian at Holyrood !! Otherwise I don't know what I expected maybe a whole tea-set ..so far it all looks like dirt !

angie cox said...

I know Charity ..in fact I started thinking about selling some other old books but it won't raise that amount.It's Holly's birthday as well as Christmas coming .I am sure that if I ask everyone for money for Christmas I will get the book. It's really strange that this interest has re-awakened. Jeff reminded me I had meant to go and see her house /Palace when we were courting ! That's 25 years ago and I still havn't .Sometimes you can see things and not get any feeling .I saw some of her clothes but it's all so sad .I seem to get interested in the doomed of history .