Thursday 19 August 2004 11.02am
I'm just relieved that us uncles and aunties don't have to start knitting bootees and matinee coats.
(Maurits: It's a (probably long-dead) tradition that relatives knit something for new babies. I'm sure you'll guess that bootees are little knitted shoe-type things for babies. I can only guess that matinee coats are what well dressed Edwardian babies used to wear for attending afternoon performances at the theatre, but I am sure that if I've heard my granny say that she was knitting one for someone's new baby so I claim it as a bona fide knitting-for-babies term.)
...if you press it, they will come.