Do your knits ever pill? Would you like a quick tip for getting rid of those annoying, tiny balls of yuck? Yes I know you can buy de-pilling gadgets, but you really don’t need to. Just fetch a razor and give ’em a shave. Seriously. And be a little brutal about it, too. I wish I’d thought to take a ‘before’ picture to show you how pilly my camera strap had become, but here’s some of the fluff that I shaved from its surface:-
I also gave it a wash in Eucalan, and it’s now once again a much happier camera strap. Look! Pattern here, should you so desire.
Anyway, just as I thought summer had disappeared off to the southern hemisphere, we had a day of beautiful warmth and sunshine here today. T’was a day for sitting on the lawn knitting, as the twinnage pretended to be a herd of cows beside me.
We went into Oxford, too, mostly to meet a dear friend and have lunch in a café-cum-children’s-bookshop. No photos from that I’m afraid because I was too busy chatting to my friend and the twinnage, but afterwards we headed into the centre of Oxford to visit the Natural History Museum, because the twinnage wanted to revisit the dinosaurs. It’s a beautiful Victorian Gothic building. Look!
I used to hang around in there as a student when I felt in need of some serenity and, well, because I love geology. Even the twinnage was impressed by this ammonite:-
But mostly, they loved the tyrannosaurus. The museum building is stunning, and full of light:-
Afterwards we wandered around a little. The university has thrown up so many new structures amongst the ancient buildings in recent years. Sometimes, you can see the old reflected in the new:-
If I weren’t a country girl at heart, I’d be yearning to be back living in Oxford again.
Anyway, I digress. On with the knitting.