A blue and green and aqua and purple new year

Spinning day today was largely given over to dying. We dyed two panfuls this morning – one each of two different fleeces in order to compare and contrast. After the ladies had left I dyed another three panfuls. All five results are very different. ‘Tis a mystical business indeed.

No photos yet – it has been a grey and dismal day with insufficient light for photography. Maybe when the fleece had dried there will be enough light. Actually, I think my hands would make as good a photo – very colourful indeed! Must make a mental note to deploy latex gloves when using dye packs that are already open and used.

With one thing and another I managed only to spin a  few metres. I will try to do more later. I am determined to find more spinning time in my life – even if it means setting the alarm clock and getting up earlier each day. I very much want to reduce the stock of fleece.  No resolutions, but a firm intention to increase my spinning hours from 2 a week, to at least 5 – that’s spinning group plus 3 more hours. Should be achievable as a weekly minimum?

Spinning cake today was Carrot and Olive Oil cake – delicious but very gooey. Lots of cinnamon and cardamom in the mix and really good with coffee. A shame I brewed the coffee over-strength.

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Feeling a bit seedy

Feeling a bit seedy

Nell and I went for a walk this morning. It was a gorgeous day but we ended up by not going very far. The Crooked Man had gone out and I was expecting a parcel delivery. Plus, I was finding it hard going. Not feeling on top of my game right now. Possibly a touch of “Keto Flu”? I’d like to think so, but honestly haven’t been working hard enough at it to have gotContinue readingFeeling a bit seedy

Here, there, everywhere – and nowhere at all

Here, there, everywhere – and nowhere at all

Where do all these yawning gaps come from? Aha – this time I have the answer – I have been busy updating Scattered Thoughts! After a couple of very long posts, time and energy were lacking for coming here to write and as little else had happened other than a shopping delivery or two, it seemed unimportant.Also spending far too much time at Facebook, which I am trying to give up but it keeps onContinue readingHere, there, everywhere – and nowhere at all

Recent movements of the: Deux Escargots

October 29, 2020 at 12:12PM

It’s mass migration time! #livereportingfromtheroad #france #autumn2020 #thelockdowndash

October 29, 2020 at 10:24AM

An interesting morning. Up and at ’em we went to Intermarché to fuel up and to buy some food for when we arrive home. They were queuing outside the door for what appeared to be controlled entry. There were queues for fuel too. “We’re not that desperate” we said and set off for home. It… Continue reading October 29, 2020 at 10:24AM