Devoted followers of Doc Barbara's exploits - and they are numerous and varied in both background and predilections - have asked what has happened to her intention to knit all the characters in British history. We are pleased to report that progress is being made although her direction has changed slightly. Having learned to cast on, she commenced what appeared to be a simple challenge: Harald Hardrada's beard.
Starting with three stitches, she seemed to acquire more and more until the result closely resembled the trunk of an elephant. Never daunted by minor set-backs, Doc Barbara simply changed her plan and incorporated into it Hannibal's ventures as an example of a military pincer movement common to many successful battles. We caution all our readers to remain patient as the enterprise may take a little while to come to full fruition.