More snow equals more knitting. Fortunately we had plenty of rugby at the weekend to justify time in front of the stove watching the white wet and weighty stuff drifting down outside. It keeps coming down, I keep sitting knitting.
I went into Edinburgh last Friday, first time this year and I have to say I won't be rushing back into the centre of town. Mr FF took his car in for its MOT, ie diagnosis of lots of problems that will need to be addressed before we drive to Italy but at least it passed the test. We dropped the car at the garage early and with our bus passes took ourselves off separately. Mr FF for a hair cut, to collect some paint for the continuing home maintenance and to eat a curry. I went into Princes Street and wandered past the rather depressing run of the mill shops for a while. It seems to me as an out of town person much easier nowadays to shop on line than travel 40+ miles to be greeted by some dismal department stores and cheap clothes shops. I know a revamp of our high streets is on the agenda but its such a pity they have been allowed to become so tired, in these difficult times its going to be hard to attract people back unless more interesting venues appear. Apart from John Lewis of course, always a pleasure to be in there and I bought Rowan Studio 30 knitting book, which has some gorgeous patterns for the little ones.
After walking the length of Princes Street I got the bus into Morningside which has a good range of individual shops and cafes, proper traditional hardware stores, lovely florists, even a family run cinema. Mr FF collected the car and met me in Waitrose where I did our main provisions shop, what a treat. He said I looked extremely happy with my trolley though he'd had a bit of trouble finding not realising I was wearing my wool and cashmere coat instead of my usual mac, one has to dress the part. Even the daffodils in Waitrose are special
and I found this pattern in a charity shop, the child model doesn't look very happy but I think I could make quite a nice poncho for Esme.
More snow forecast this week, it is becoming a bit tedious, that's the trouble with winter it never knows when to stop.