"The mole and the water rat had been up since dawn very busy on matters connected with boats and the opening of the boating season; painting and varnishing, mending paddles, repairing cushions, hunting for missing boat-hooks, and so on . . ."
"In or out of 'em, it doesn't matter.
Nothing seems really to matter,
that's the charm of it.". .
"There is nothing- absolutely nothing-
half so much worth doing
as simply messing about in boats."
If you would like your own "Messing About in Boats Stole" take one long rectangle of a scarf and whipstitch along one side, approximately 1/3 stitched, 1/3 open for the neckline, 1/3 stitched. The second open side could be whipped closed but Marianna prefers hers open for ease in rowing.
Add one small rowing skiff, two oars and a dash of water for the perfect Kenneth Grahame inspired stole.
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