Some progress is better than no progress…

WIP Wednesday again. Already? No, not possible!

Real life continues to intervene but I am slowly finding niches of  time in which to play. The Dido shawl that I reported on last week has made a little progress and I can reveal that the body stitches have been picked up and one whole repeat knitted! Laugh if you will – but it is at least sufficient to demonstrate to me that it is an easier-than-expected-knit. Always assuming that time can be found in which to knit, it should be completed to schedule, I think. I am going to pick it up again later today and knit on it with serious intent.

It will grow. Really, it will.

The really good news this week is that the blankie and I have been spending some quality time together.

The beauty shot

We really got a skate on…

The Stats

… and now it looks like this:

The Squares

I’m not so sure about that large square on the right. The plan was to punctuate the more tasteful swathes of shading with a splash of argumentative brilliance – little gems of colour bouncing right out of the background. The vision was OK, but the practice? Not so sure! I’ll see how it looks when surrounded by little squares but right now I just want to tear it right out of there.

The other WIP that I have to report on is a weaving WIP. The yarn purchase that I confessed to yesterday has already found its way onto the Knitters Loom (hereafter called Sprite) and is becoming a scarf, randomly striped in oranges and brown.


It has been likened to this… Upholstering Standard MGB Seats.

Now, I admit that there is a 70s vibe going on there but really, I do think that my stripes are rather nicer than those chosen by British Leyland, don’t you?

We return to our normal routine tomorrow – I hope very much to settle to some heavy duty knitting on a regular basis. I desperately need to clear some WIPs, as I am about to embark on another large project. More of that next Tuesday — in the meantime, I am going to be winding yarn and washing skeins.

Priorities for now: Dido, Twisted socks, Tribute socks, and those damned Very Terhi mitts – oh, and a mystery felting project. Cannot see much spinning or weaving being done for a while…

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. Another former Municipal campsite, smaller… Continue reading August, 6-9th, 2019