Still here

I’m still here. Doing quite well at minimising my keyboard use, but far less so at keeping the knitting at bay. I completed two berets and three beanies in the last few days 🙂 The beanies are fun – they take just about two hours each. I plan to embellish them soon – that should keep me of the knitting needles for a few hours at least.

I finally made a Gretel – using my Giggle handspun. It’s nice but has problems and I think I need to make  a better one. I do have sufficient yarn. And I made an Urchin as well. That was tremendous fun. I used my first skeins of handspun.

I’ll post details on both patterns when my self-imposed blog withdrawal ceases.

Gretel in Giggle

Gretel in Giggle b

Jacob Urchin

Jacob Urchin 2

I want to make more Urchins. Such a clever pattern!

There are no beanie pictures yet. I’ll take them at the end of the clutch.

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

On yer bike!

On yer bike!

We have invested in a pair of folding bikes that can be carried in nessa’s luggage space.… Continue reading On yer bike!

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