H's newest cousin, most likely to be the last of this generation in either of our families, was born two hours ago in Glasgow. He is a longed for second baby boy for this Aunt and Uncle, 7lb 9 oz and he has a beautiful and unusual Italian name. To us, his name is Danny.
There's just one slight hitch:
I've been defeated by a baby. We are missing a leg and a half of trouser, two braces, seven buttons and a pom pom. I could quote in my defence the three BSJs which were warmly received by my colleagues as they took their bumps on maternity leave last Friday, and the never ending black hole of topstitching that I find myself in, but that isn't really the point.
So, new plan. (A) I will knit more furiously than ever during train rides and possibly lunchtimes, with the aim of getting the outfit finished as soon as possible, possibly Tuesday knit night. (B) if I can persuade H that sandwiches are a delightful alternative to dinner then I can sew each night until the embroidery is done. Lulla's flight arrives 10am Friday by which point I must be finished and the embroidery hidden. I reckon that I can wash it and spread it out on his back seat as he drives up the motorway on 11th so that should be OK. Now, where did I put the pro plus?
In today's films to embroider by I give you Road to Christmas, a 2006 made for TV film that somehow ended up on Movies 24 on 2 November - yes I'm not sure why either. I found it to be a slightly fresher version of all of the films which take their cue from that nightmare where you're running and trying to get somewhere but you just can't move, eg parts of the first Home Alone, Forces of Nature and others. As with all films where the lead actor is not the man who is supposed to be marrying the lead actress, the latter hardly featuring until the end, you know that some kind of plot device is going to crop up to make sure that they all end up with the right people, and this is no exception. It was a little more original than H and I originally guessed and we enjoyed it enough to miss the first 15 minutes of the Celtic v Hearts match which is a recommendation in itself.