Aurora and Firestarter

There is not much progress being made on the Aurora scarf just now, due mainly to other priorities and to resting my sore arm. I just wanted to make a quick note to the effect that it was so worth tackling this little project. Why? Because the wrap and turn technique is so clearly explained! And I am getting loads of quick and easy practice on large needles 🙂

The wrap and turn is actually very simple. It’s amazing how much difference a small change in expression in the instructions makes.

Which all means that I can return to the Firestarter socks soon, safe in the knowledge that I only need to concentrate on familiarising myself with the strange feel of the circular needles…


I could complete the Aurora scarf in an hour or so of concentrated effort, I think. It’s not going to get it, though.

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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