I don’t wish to discuss the weather today.I won’t give it the satisfaction. Suffice to say that spinning in the caravan was less of a joy today. Also, Teddy has been driven from the conservatory and into my arms. Well, I say “arms” but it’s more like the one arm.

Teddy has never been a lap sitter. When he wants a cuddle he launches himself from the desk and anchors his front claws into the closest shoulder. Then he hauls himself up and settles his head on said shoulder. His weight is sufficient to automatically generate a proffered crooked arm to perch his rear end on.

Thus you find me typing one-handed. It wouldn’t be so bad if he were not snoring,

I need a baby sling to put him on so that I can regain use of my other arm, which is suffering under his weight.

What I wanted to talk about was my spinning. Not cats and dogs and Teddy.

I rattled off another bobbin of singles this afternoon and am ready to ply after tea –  if I can find a space to work in. I shall need some juice for the e-spinner but the caravan is not connected yet.

stateofplay (1 of 4)

I have been reviewing the state of this project and you can see the finished yarn piling up now. In fact I believe there is only one bobbin’s worth of roving remaining of each of the three colours.

stateofplay (3 of 4)

Now, I should very much like to get started on my 2nd pair of skeins as I am ore than ready to play with some colour. However, if it truly is the case that I only have one bobbin’s worth left of each colour roving, should I not just crack on and complete the job? I know that it will leave me short of time to make a second entry but it does seem to be a more sensible approach (even if boring).

Which shall I do – whenever I get around to it?

Up next?
Up next?

Left to Right:

  • Fleece Artist Merino Silk Sliver, 150g – ob: leans to a 3-ply but a big ask in the time remaining
  • Fleece Artist Kid Sliver – Pumpkin, 100g (I’ve not spun mohair before)
  • Blue-face Leicester from The Yarn Yard, 100g (not my favourite sheep)

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

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