Jock’s chain starting to look linked
For an eighty-year-old, Jock is showing no signs of weariness or slowing down: he works on his chain morning and afternoon, coming in from time to time to tell me that he has given birth to another link. Here’s an idea of progress so far, which shows how the links are made.
In the evenings he works with the team in a cold hangar, creating a replica of a turreted Chateau for our Carnival Float. (photos when it’s done.) At the moment all I’ve seen is weird shaped bits of wood disappearing out of the garage!
My projects are not worth shouting about: I made a complete mess of the baby blanket I was crocheting. Having run out of wool I bought some more, but the colour lot was different, and showed up abominably. I tried dying it with weak tea to disguise the difference, with disastrous results. Blanket abandoned. So I started knitting a blue baby cardigan, only discovering a mistake in the printed pattern after two evenings of work, so it’s back to square one