It’s a wind up

It has been a long evening but I do now have three of the part cones of cashmere wound into balls. Rather more breaks than I would have wished for occurred but rather surprisingly there were no major tangles or wastage.

The rest can wait until tomorrow. Though I shall have to bake, as I said I would host spinning again this week. At least I have a few eggs on hand this time.

The Alhambra scarf has reached the 20% stage.

I still love it. It really is beautiful.

It might progress faster if I wound the cone off, but I am reluctant to break my thread – in both senses.

The scarf seems to be igniting more challenging lace ambition in me. I am actually considering a wedding ring shawl. Madness! That’s like going straight from Kindergarten to your Doctorate. I am enjoying this project though, much more so than the Shetland lace patterns – they do tend to the boring after a few pattern repeats.

What I really would like to do is a Pi shawl of my own devising. There are two things holding me back – one is my natural antipathy towards circular needles and the other is my lack of a stitch dictionary. Both would seem to be “stoppers.”

How about this one, though? Pretty, yes? Or this? Yes, I think that’s the one.

I am definitely leaning towards a shawl with multiple stitch pattern rather than an all-over design. Low boredom threshold 🙂

My foot is throbbing just a little.

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