Swallowtail flying

Is it time for a photo? I am not sure – there isn’t much to see at this stage.

Rainbow Swallowtail Shawl WIP 1

What stage? Well, I just passed the halfway point. The first Lily of the Valley chart is completed, with 113 rows knitted so far and 26 rows to go. I have 219 stitches (or I hope that I have – I haven’t checked yet!) on the needles and the needles are now a little too short for comfort. This is a problem, since I lent my longer 6mm needles out. I have come close to the end of the first ball of yarn, and rewound the second ready to join it on. Work is progressing far more slowly now and my unstated aim of finishing this shawl by the weekend looks to be unachievable. That’s a shame because it would have looked nice on display at the craft fair this weekend…

… the craft fair that I have not yet organised myself for.

Oops.

Rainbow Swallowtail at Ravelry

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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