The very last drop of my recent windfall went on these, from Violet Green‘s Sale and Bargains page:


Laceweight merino at £7.49 each 100g 725m skein – targeted at this

The Autumn Arbor stole from Anne Hanson at Knitspot. I have some sort of freakish idea that this item will be completely knitted by August next year…

… yes? ah well, maybe pigs will sprout wings and fly by then too.

and, just to get the free postage, one final bargain:


Cashmere 2ply. 55g and 366m. No plans. Truly purchased just to get my basket up to free postage level. This is the same yarn that my Petra-fied Hand warmers are being knit in (for certain values of “being”) and it’s delightful. Totally sumptuous. I may have a vague notion of a second pair of hand warmers here, but had better knit the first ones first. Or maybe a nice cosy cloche hat? Something very special anyway, as it was reduced to a “mere” £7.99! I could look sideways at that and deduct the £1.75 p&p that I “saved” – or rather, allowed me to buy this skein for just £6.24 instead of the normal price of £9.99. There now, doesn’t that feel better? Even though I didn’t actually need it… *blush*

In my defence – the blues are very pretty and the yarn is very strokeable 🙂

Recently, at the: Crooked House

Determinedly Cheering Myself Up

Determinedly Cheering Myself Up

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Feeling a bit seedy

Feeling a bit seedy

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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