Alhambra

I am loving the Alhambra scarf. It’s painfully slow progress, and I really must get some better needles soon, but  is enjoyable – and at the pattern requirements, is now over 10% complete (2 of 19 pattern repeats done.) The colour is wonderful and the fabric is as light as a whisper.

I have been up to SpinningGill’s house this morning. I took my Brain and my Spin Off magazine and returned with an outline plan for the activity session we are doing, plus a borrowed ball winder (for my cashmere) and a borrowed Port-a-loom (sp?) Since then I have been mainly engaged in providing lunch for the worker, playing ball with (and getting bitten by) Nell, and visiting the British Wool Marketing Board web site and printing off reams of educational material.

I’ve sluiced my wound with plenty of cold water and now I intend to put my foot up to try and minimise bruising, and knit some more Alhambra while I am immobilised.

Oh – I should probably say that Nell did not mean to bite me. She just went to grab her ball as my foot went to kick it and she sank her fangs into my instep instead of into her football. It was just an error of timing – but one that hurts a bit. Bony bits always do – I don’t have many of them, but the animals always seem to select the less cushioned parts to gnaw on 🙂

Recently, at the: Crooked House

Petunias always make me think of Dinghies

Petunias always make me think of Dinghies

It has been a busy day, not much time for anything. We walked the dog this morning but I took no photographs until I decided to take a few potshots in the village on our way back.

It has been bugging me

It has been bugging me

Come for a nature walk in the French countryside with me and Nell – I apologise for the image-intensive post. … Continue readingIt has been bugging me

Recent movements of the: Two Snails

Van Nessa : Her Leak

Van Nessa : Her Leak

Home from Melle, we set about cleaning the van in preparation for going out again. At the moment we are hoping to go out for at least one night every week in continuing efforts to break the cats in (or down!) Mr Snail was cleaning the bathroom. Although we haven’t used the shower we had… Continue reading Van Nessa : Her Leak

August, 6-9th, 2019

August, 6-9th, 2019

Deeply disappointed by our early return from the Dordogne and buoyed up by slightly cooler weather we effected our plan to go out “little and often” in an attempt to train the cats for living in the new van. Melle, Fontaine de Villiers Trip the 2nd for Van Nessa. https://campingcarpark.com/en/shop/parking-areas/camping-de-village-area-of-melle/ Another former Municipal campsite, smaller… Continue reading August, 6-9th, 2019