Socktoberfest 2008

Socktoberfest 2008 was my first Socktoberfest, but it will not be the last. I found it useful to have a supportive community available to help me through those UFOs.

For my first Socktoberfest I set dual goals. I wanted to learn to knit Magic Loop socks, and I needed to complete at least the Vanilla Mansocks and the Grreen and Grrowllies.

I licked the Magic Loop and used it to produce Socktober Mountain socks, then popped the Vanilla Mansocks onto the loop to finish them. A pair of Mama Janes slippers also came to fruition and the Grreen and Grrowllies made good headway, eventually finishing off just outside the Soctoberfest month, and being finally grafted on the 4th November.

Recently, at the: Crooked House

Determinedly Cheering Myself Up

Determinedly Cheering Myself Up

Week five of lockdown v2.0 begins today. We have new rules, slightly more relaxed but with the addition of a nightly curfew (from 15th December.) Does that then make this Lockdown v2.1? I think that it probably does! … Continue readingDeterminedly Cheering Myself Up

Feeling a bit seedy

Feeling a bit seedy

Nell and I went for a walk this morning. It was a gorgeous day but we ended up by not going very far. The Crooked Man had gone out and I was expecting a parcel delivery. Plus, I was finding it hard going. Not feeling on top of my game right now. Possibly a touch of “Keto Flu”? I’d like to think so, but honestly haven’t been working hard enough at it to have gotContinue readingFeeling a bit seedy

Recent movements of the: Deux Escargots

October 29, 2020 at 12:12PM

It’s mass migration time! #livereportingfromtheroad #france #autumn2020 #thelockdowndash

October 29, 2020 at 10:24AM

An interesting morning. Up and at ’em we went to Intermarché to fuel up and to buy some food for when we arrive home. They were queuing outside the door for what appeared to be controlled entry. There were queues for fuel too. “We’re not that desperate” we said and set off for home. It… Continue reading October 29, 2020 at 10:24AM