It’s a dreich day. Comfort levels are low, so I am awa’ to the conservatory with my wheel and some bright merino to spin.

The Super Secret socks are all finished and ready for their bath and subsequent transatlantic journey.


  1. Finish sample socks √
  2. Complete Joshaqan socks
  3. Finish the RED! swirly thing
  4. Complete Flambe shawl (the blue blob) (progressing)
  5. Finish Hap shawl (UFO reduction)
  6. Finish Aestlight Shawl (UFO reduction) (may not be possible)
  7. Spin orange pencil roving to 400 metres finished yarn (progressing)
  8. Spin BFL natural roving to 400 metres finished yarn 
  9. Spin 2 skeins from raw fleece in time for the annual show (oh, my!) (need to card some fleece)
  10. Knit Catkin
  11. Graft Antalya hat in time for the annual show (UFO reduction)
  12. Start July socks
  13. Start new handspun weaving
  14. Evenstar (UFO reduction)
  15. Jubilee (UFO reduction)
  16. Sugar Plum Fairy (UFO reduction)
  17. Fit in some time on the sock yarn blankie

One tick. ONE. It’s not much progress, is it?

I’m happy to put #2 on hold for a while. #4 is likely to come before #3 and #7 and #8 before #5 and #6… Actually, #6 may be a problem.

I did spend time on #7 yesterday. Gill came round and did some carding and some spinning while ‘ers an’ mine played together with Land Rovers at her house and I worked on the orange merino roving. Later on we all gathered here and I made a roast chicken dinner. What? Oh, very tasty, thank you. Pud was good – I made a white chocolate torte and served it with nectarines, strawberries and passion fruit. There’s none left 🙁

There were other visitors yesterday – from America and one of the ladies bought all my remaining Shetland Tweed handspun. Now I think I am short for completion of the Aestlight. Ah well, business is business. But what shall I enter in The Show if I cannot complete the shawl?

There’s a further hiccup in the schedule. The new Knitty is out. Hunter has a sock pattern in Knitty and it is absolutely gorgeous and I want to knit them for Mr L and now Hunter has a KAL running… So. Do I do the June Silk Road Socks or do I cast on for Mr L and make him some Inlay socks.

I shall decide later. The wheel is calling my name!


PS there is not much else in this edition of Knitty that I fancy all that much –  but I am a little drawn to Darrin

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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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One Comment

  1. June 27, 2011

    Hey now, I’m awfully fond of that one particular tick mark…I might even be the weirdo who thinks that’s totally the best thing you could have ticked off your list!

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