The IPEd/ANZSI write | edit | index conference is over, and was a huge hit.
The absolute highlight of the whole event for me was getting to meet David Astle — infamous cryptic setter, and all round word nerd — I sat next to him at the conference dinner, and got to talk shop (David is the only other cryptic setter I’ve met in person) — and we chatted briefly the next day.
David delivered a great keynote speech, and at the end he was presented with a gift — my 1 Across beanie, knitted by Gabby Lhuede (I have bad
tennis craft elbow , and am not allowed to knit at the moment, sadly). He was over the moon with it.
So I thought I’d put up the link to the pattern, in case anyone else wants to knit themselves a crossword beanie! It’s available for free on Knitty. And David, if you send me a pic of you wearing it, I’ll put it up here!