I always cry at weddings

WIP Wednesday!

WIPpage this week has been entirely confined to this little piece of froth…

Maggie's Tears

It is the rectangular stole version of Kieran Foley’s Teardrop shawl. I am making it in a 2ply alpaca blend yarn – Machair, from The Yarn Yard. There is some very subtle beading going on there, with 11/0 beads in pink, gold and crystal. I’m calling the project I Always Cry at Weddings, and it will be one of my 10 Shawls in 2010

The stole is  for my friend Maggie, whose daughter is being married in August in Cyprus.

Surprisingly slow work – I began the shawl last Thursday evening. By Monday it looked like this


I knitted late into the night last night and today we are just about halfway. There is a lot of knitting left to do!


Maggie also wants a head band and matching bag, if possible.

This stole is the reason why the blog is being so quiet. We shall be back, once I have finished the commission.

Some real life is happening – we’ve been on the beach today, but now it is time to return to the needles…

De-stressing, with the dogs

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