And while I am here I may as well…

…just tell you about this

Hypotenuse by Anne Hanson


I’m continuing to respond to the urge to knit my handspun.

This is the Merino/Mohair blend that I named Gill’s Delight. It’s fantastic to knit with. So soft.

Easy pattern, large-ish needles, fast progress.

I’m going to love this. I know.


And here’s a sneak preview of my Beanie Frenzy. I have knitted five so far – three in the Merino yarn that J gave me and two in the Noro Kureyon left over from Mr L’s Pine Cone Scarf.

I still have to decide what to do in the way of embellishments.

The Noro ones are really lovely just as they are, so I probably will leave those plain  and simple.

  • My 7mm needles haven’t arrived yet, so my Urchin plans have come to naught.
  • The Swallowtail Shawl has been tinked and restored to the correct number of stitches and is poised to go forwards again but I still have a needle crisis there. The replacement needles are only slightly longer than my bamboos – bad enough –  but their flexibility makes them useless for p5 tbl. I desperately need some 40cm needles of rigid construction. It’s that or bite the circular bullet.
  • Next up – a rash of fingerless glove (mitts) knitting in readiness for this winter, when it seems likely that the heating will be off more often than it is on.

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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

The Cold Light of Day

The Cold Light of Day

Nell’s excessive drinking and urination have ramped up considerably. Hence I was outside at a little past 2 am this morning, by which time the car was already covered in a sparkling frost. On the 6 am toilet run, the world was looking fairly well white all over (as viewed through the window from my bed, that is). When we first came house-hunting around here there was snow on the ground (apparently a once inContinue readingThe Cold Light of Day

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