All behind

Those slippers knit up mighty fast. I took them to bed last night and by the time we put the light out I had just the one round left to go. I discussed with Mr L my love of the engineering side of knitting, I laid the toe out to be admired by the pair of us, I stretched it this way and that (so neat!), I found the hole… It’s a good job that these are so quick and easy to do – because I shall be re-knitting this one. Somehow, I have a dropped stitch at the toe end where the sole was picked up to knit the welt. For now, I knit on. I am so far on with it that I might as well get it cast off and check the size before starting another one. It does look fairly diminutive on the needles, it must be said. (Swatch! Who said Swatch?)

I must get a move on – I have someone coming for an 11am appt and I have been lolling in my bed trying to to alleviate a migraine.

It saddens me that these days hosting spinning group almost always gives me a migraine. I need to rethink my approach, I think.

Oh, there’s a mystery sock KAL for Socktoberfest. Shall I? (Ravelry account required KAL here)

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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

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  1. SpinningGill
    October 2, 2008

    You’re leading me astray. I’ve joined Socktoberfest!

  2. October 2, 2008


    Are you going to do the mystery sock KAL ?

    I might, but I’ll need to finish the Monster Sock first to free up the needles.

  3. SpinningGill
    October 2, 2008

    I might not go as far as that, but I like the look of the magic loop… so might try that – if I’ve got a circular needle the right sort of size!

  4. October 2, 2008

    Oh, I *am* stupid!

    I have my Magic Loop circs all ready at hand. I can do the mystery sock by Magic Loop and get 2-for-1 – which means that the Monster Sock can stay on the DPNs… but I really must finish it soon.

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