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WIP Wednesday!

Alas, all good intentions came to naught this last week. My hands have been so sore that very little knitting has been done, apart from on the Coquille – which is such an easy knit to pick up and put a few rows on now and again. It has grown very quickly…

Only a few rows to go now

The final gusset has been knitted and there are just a handful of rows to go now. I shall have this cast off before I go out to spinning group today.

Fascinating yarn but I am not sure that I am fully happy with it. I have used 3 of my 4 balls and the final ball seems to have the colours more widely spaced than the first two, giving the shawl a somewhat unbalanced appearance. Will try to reserve judgment until I see it pinned out.

This knit is rumoured to be in for an appearance in the Knitty blog this Friday, as it has been “Knitty Spotted.”

Sadly, insufficient work has been done on the Teardrop stole,  my hands have been hurting too much for detailed work like this. It has grown a little, but badly needs to gallop to a close now.  Almost 16 of 20 repeats done, so approaching 80%. I need to concentrate and finish this by Friday.

No work done on either the Cecchetti or the Snowbird this week. I may take the Snowbird out to Spinning with me – in case the Teardrop proves to much to handle among the chatter.

In non-knitting news: the hens have not yet arrived — which is good as, more crucially, the hen food has also not yet landed, nor have the feeders. There is a leak in the hen hoose too, and it has puddles inside.

Things will improve, I am sure. They always do, in the end.

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It’s a reasonable day today and thus we have the back doors standing open. This means that Chloé can come and go as she pleases (she refuses to use the cat flaps and expects us to give her ingress and egress via the sitting room window). We were taking a coffee break in between sorting out the van, when we heard a strange Chloé-type noise. I did not like it. I wondered if she hadContinue readingThanks!

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.

Recent movements of the: Deux Escargots

Aft agley

Seems to me that making plans is a complete waste of time! Once again the weather gods have a different set of plans to our own but hey, ho, we are happy to go where the wind blows… or the tide drifts, or whatever. More like where the wind doesn’t blow, though. The weather gods… Continue reading Aft agley

Tonight’s view from the van is of olive groves and cloud. We have decided to spend only one night here and will move on to Olvera tomorrow. Dusty came for a walk with us this afternoon, there is a track that runs straight from the campsite into the National Park. Very nice and he walked well, until the rain started and he asked to go back into his carrier! #wp #spain #cats #Dusty

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