A Farewell to the East


Yesterday I ushered in the next phase of PS4 Directions, but failed to summarise the last two months. Perhaps that was because the East pretty much left me untouched, despite the very few plans and ambitions that I was nurturing back at the beginning of May.

I knew well enough that yellow isn’t “me” but I did hope to work with some Spice shades at the very least. There was a roving that I began to spin, but we shan’t dwell on that particular disaster.  No, with one thing and another, and a whole bunch of conflicting commitments, and a yarn that turned out to be not what I wanted to knit… the last two months have not been a very creative period for me.

On the positive side, I am more more than pleased that I have been nudged in the direction of my camera again – and also towards my graphics tablet and my image editing programmes. I feel flushed with a surge of new creative energies. (Well, anything rather than knit on the ‘orrible scarf .)

Anyway, it’s goodbye to the Yellow East and a big hello to the red and fiery South. The ‘orrible scarf bridges the color gap nicely. I do also have some socks lined up – which I would very much like to have ready for the Annual Show at the end of this month. There’s just the (usual) small matter of a needle crisis as my  “North” socks are still languishing.As for the roving, it will get finished some time. For now, I am concentrating on spinning dyed fleece for hand weaving singles. They’ll come in to their own when we turn west…

Recently, at the: Crooked House

Bare Naked

Bare Naked

We are home again, after a month-long trip away. A trip during which I completely failed to get my laptop out. It was good to come home. We were driving along, close to Le Dorat at the time, when I felt that “aren’t we fortunate to live in such a lovely part of France” feeling washing over me. I had a sudden urge to invite all my friends to come and stay and to shareContinue readingBare Naked

A Month in France: Nothing is Lost

A Month in France: Nothing is Lost

I am lagging on the Month in the Country prompts, and lagging badly at that. I have a list of prompts t be caught up on and I shall be working my way through them here, or at Scattered Thoughts depending on where the post most naturally sits. I have elected to tackle the prompts not in date order necessarily but to seize upon prompts that offer me space in which to write down the things that I am feeling the need to say. Even if I need to crowbar it in. The thing is, I am going to continue to be short of time and space in which to write and so a two-for-one is useful and I hope to do as many of those as I can. Seems like a plan? … Continue readingA Month in France: Nothing is Lost

Recent movements of the: Deux Escargots

October 18, 2020 at 01:22PM

On our way again. Not far to go and no check in until 2pm so a late and lazy start to our day. I have been watching eagles. Not sure what we are going to be doing for the next few days. We want to take Nell to a vet and the outcome of that… Continue reading October 18, 2020 at 01:22PM

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