My Winter Shawl

FO Friday. No FOs to show, but one that has almost made  it is soaking in the sink. I shall pin it out later and maybe there will be an FO post next Friday.

I made “A Handsome Triangle” from Victorian Lace Today, intending that it would be my winter cosy. Well, here we are in  May and it’s finally being blocked! It was a problem of size, of space and of cold dank Orcadian winter weather. Well, there is sunshine now. Not much more space, but I shall manage – and I do now have some extra mats and can call upon SpinningGill if I need yet more. Expect reports of backache tomorrow!

I washed a kilo of skeins yesterday. They are outside drying today, all 2,200 yards, and I shall be revealing all next Tuesday. Watch this space. For the terminally curious: Colourmart heavy silk fleece DK (probably “Worsted” weight?) in something like a Morello Cherry colour. It is going to be wonderful!

Trying hard not to be depressed today. The collective British Electorate  is somewhat short on brain power. The pound is now totally screwed and purchases from the US have been forbidden. I don’t know what my in-process patterns and yarn are going to cost me now but it is too late to stop them and to adhere to hubby’s ban 🙂 And there was me, trying to “save” money… more on this when packages arrive –  but in the meantime, let us say that I have been feeling a little windswept and interested this week!

Can’t let mention of the election pass without congratulating Alistair Carmichael MP on the hearty vote of thanks for a job well done. which he received yesterday. He reinforced his majority with a 10.5% swing to Lib Dem. Well done that man. He does a great job for us and deserves that approbation.

Hmmm – more of a Saturday Jumble than a FO Friday post, really. Sorry about that.

Right, I’m off to pin out my shawl and to make a nice Kedgeree for our lunch as there was some really nice fresh undyed smoked haddock at the shop last night. Then I need to prepare a place for our guest to sleep when he gets here.

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