Thrill seeking

I am short of time today so I thought I’d just scan the latest patterns in Ravelry to offer you up something thrilling to drool over. Sadly, I just do not have the time to search the trees in order to find the wood. The pearl amongst the swine cannot be found. The needle is lost in the haystack. What am I on about? I am carping about all the dross that finds its way into Ravelry. Yes. I am being a miserable old baggage.Yes. I probably will add to the dross myself at some point 🙂

Knitted cover for your bicycle lock, anybody? Spring Onion bag for your tennis balls…  or maybe a knitted cover for your milk jug. There are the endless washcloths of course (What is it with washcloths? Who knits bloody washcloths in this day and age? and why?) and numerous uninspiring socks… The Emperor’s outfit looks a little thin these days.

Sorry, no, I cannot offer you the beautiful and challenging knitting thrill that I would wish you to gaze upon today.

So, I’m going to tell you just how thrilled I was this week to be accepted as one of Rosemary (Romi) Hill’s new test knitters.

I am going to be a test knitter. Wheeeeee! Now, that is thrilling.

I’ll tell you something else as well – whatever comes out of that process will be a thrilling pattern, and good value for money.

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


  1. May 6, 2010

    I just wanted to confess to being a dish cloth knitter… I like them, they’re pretty colours, make me smile and I can knit one in an afternoon!

    • May 7, 2010

      LOL! Well, somebody has to be knitting them – there are a gazillion “patterns” for them. I get fed up of wading through them some days. I’m glad they bring somebody joy to balance out the universe.

      What do you do with them? Do they have a purpose other than as washcloths? I’m endlessly fascinated by this topic, so please forgive my inquisitive nature. I cannot see how they work for the intended purpose. Given the use of pretty colour, how on earth do you keep them sanitised when you cannot boil or bleach them? Milton? Something else?

      This has long been a mystery to me so getting a view on the inside would be really interesting!

  2. May 14, 2010

    I can never see the point of knitting cloths. I have so little time to knit that it would seem like a waste. Though I have some horrible cotton which is too nasty to use for anything other than string bags so perhaps that would make a good scrubbing cloth! I recently came across a designer/blog called Picnicknits and she has some lovely shawls and shawlettes. Mind you, having seen your lovely knitting they might not be challenging enough for you. Hope your germ gets better very soon. Polly :o)

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