Phew

Just been to Backaskaill to collect raffle prize hamper of Fairtrade and home-made goodies. Took the dogs and had a romp on the beach before coming home. Glorious sun. Tide out. Fishing boat in bay. All very picturesque and wonderful. But a bit too warm  for my liking. Also, forgot to apply F50 before going out and am now itching horribly.

Mr L is cutting grass – now on his hols for a week, so the weather won’t last. Expect cold-and-miserable for the ensuing seven days!

This afternoon I have been swatching with the new merino laceweight, for a Handsome Triangle. I think if it does progress, it will end up being over-dyed. The yellow is pretty ghastly, and offers far too much colour contrast. Yuk, yuk. yuk – or possibly… yolk, yolk, yolk!

The pattern is written for DK, but will be perfectly OK at this weight. It will just be far more rows and stitches. It’s a point-up shawl and I can simply repeat until done. The yarn knits up nicely and forms a good fabric. It’s just the busy colour pattern that is depressing me…

Can anybody advise me on how to go about over-dying this yarn, please? I’d liek the yellow to go to coppery brown if possible and I want to take  the pale pink down a couple of shades – is it simply a matter of choosing a brown shade already in the yarn and then using that over the top? I’m clueless!

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