Mice and men, and all that

Plans are all awry! Spinning Cake was burned and dry, and my lovely white lace project is frogged for the third time.

Never mind. A small spinning group today sat by my new fire and was toasty warm. F learned how to do a provisional cast on and I managed to get my wheel out and ply not just one, but two whole skeins!

The gingerbread will be fine with custard, and I now have an alternative project on my needles. It’s blue, not white – the white I am keeping for the day when some other, cleverer, soul has sorted out the glitches in the Frozen Leaves pattern. When that time comes, I shall begin my white lace again. For now, my nerves will be more readily soothed by Jessie Lambdin’s Shawl – more of which another time.

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