One bag is finished completely ribbon and all. I am well pleased.
And with the momentum from that I started on another in Kogin work = Japanese darning. But this is B.O.R.I.N.G !!!! I like the effect but it is going to take many hours to complete and I lost interest quickly. I must admit though, that the fine linen and the Au Ver A Soie silk thread are a great combination.
So I started another the same as the first and merely changed the colourway around a little. This is coming together well and has relieved the boredom. I shall go back to the Kogin when this is complete. And then I think the fourth one will be in traditional blackwork.
So far so good. I am happy that the linen is being used to good purpose and I'm enjoying the finished product. Two more Christmas ornaments are almost completed so I'll show those next time.
Any spare time is spent repairing the mistakes in the HDEM's knitting. I took her to the optometrist last week and it appears that there is little that can be done to effect any improvement and she is almost at the point of deciding that once the current stock of wool yarn is all knitted up she may call it a day. I will be happy if she gives up the knitting as I don't really enjoy it and am having to do quite a bit now to assist her progress. We have discovered that she can operate the iPad to stop and start audiobooks and this is giving her access (through the public library) to a better selection of books than those provided by the Blind Foundation for their Talking Books. So there are pluses and there are minuses:-) All the medical professionals we see tell her "you're doing very well for 90 years old" to which she smiles and later tells me 'they would say that wouldn't they. Wait till they reach this age!'