Bits and Pieces

We’ve been painfully short of treats this week and you have had to put up with my constant whingeing about my bad back – I think it’s a result of not being able to focus and recall the good parts of the week.

Anyway – to compensate, and to say “sorry” – here’s a few highlights from recent browsings

Kate Davie’s Lap Blanket from Needled: Rams and Yowes. I did share this at Pinterest and Twitter, but it deserves another outing.

A development of Kate’s Sheep Heid hat, a stunner in itself, the blanket is worked in J&S natural Shetland yarns. Me, I want to make a handspun one. One day. When I am a good enough spinner and have some colourwork knitting experience. Seriously, who would not want to make this gorgeous thing, just for the sheer fun of it? It’s something for me to aim my skills development at.

And here’s a couple of Norah Gaughan’s – just as I was being depressed at all the egg-reinvention and dross on Ravelry, and just as I was bemoaning the idea that Norah has lost the plot… there we were, sheer perfection:

Gregale. I want one.

and then, something similar – Levanto. Perhaps less “me” but lovely nonetheless.

And how about these wonderful wellie socks?  (wish I had some Hunters)

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

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One Comment

  1. January 13, 2012

    I like the wellie socks, but I’m not so sure about the Hunters. I always found that they slipped on wet concrete.

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