OK, so Bobo is still sitting half clothed on the chair in the corner of the sitting room. I’ve now found the fabric for his trousers and I’ve had the sewing machine repaired. Soon I shall wield my dressmaking scissors and Bobo’s dignity will once again be assured.
However, I have not been idle. I
always have a knitting project at the side of my chair and it is often knitting
hats for The Sailors Society. Every year
they distribute over 10,000 parcels, each containing a woolly hat, small
toiletry items and a Christmas card with a handwritten message of goodwill.
I aim to knit ten to twenty each year and today I posted eight, my second
parcel of the year.
It must be the simplest pattern out after knitting a plain scarf. I'm never going to set the world on fire with my ability to knit but I know that eight seafarers will be a little bit more comfortable because of my efforts.