Blog silence

There must be much to blog about but I must confess, dear reader, that it is all too much effort right now. Too much effort both physically (input is laborious using the pen that I am deploying to help ease my RSI) and mentally (perhaps the perceived tiredness has something to do  with mourning Lulu – I know that I want and need to write about her but there is still a mental block in place.)

Rest assured that there has been much busy-ness on both knitting and spinning fronts ~ and also in felting. There will be stuff to write about once I get my energy back.

Today is the day of the island’s Annual Show. Despite the fact that  I knitted only one piece especially for the show (the Fernfrost scarf), I seem to have lost time into some enormous black hole.  We can attribute much of that disappearing time to the Spinning black hole specifically – and the fact that I spun two wonderful skeins for a non-existent class!  2 more, eligible, skeins were produced in great haste!

The other item produced especially for the Show was my first experiment in Nuno felting,  – of which , more later.

So, just 3 entries have kept me more than occupied. In all, I managed to scrape up 27 entries across 13 classes, by ferreting through old work. Consequently, not much success is expected. But that doesn’t matter – it’s all about supporting the Show, keeping traditions going, and making sure that there is plenty for folks to look at.

I’ll try harder and be more organised next year when hopefully our routine will not be so disrupted as it was this year. Also next year, I will bake!

Coming soon to a blog near you: FO post on Fernfrost, FO post on felting, Goodbye to Lulu, FO spinning posts, knitting plans, and results from the Show!

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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

Recent movements of the: Deux Escargots

October 21, 2020 at 11:21AM

We just met our first Spanish self service fuel, there has always been an attendant whenever we have fueled up on previous visits. The machine took the card, asked which pump (!?), what fuel, and how much. It chucked the ticket out, said something in Spanish, and then failed to provide any diesel. We are… Continue reading October 21, 2020 at 11:21AM

October 21, 2020 at 10:55AM

Time to go. Pastures new tonight, another revisit tomorrow. #livereportingfromtheroad #Spain #autumn2020

One Comment

  1. July 31, 2009

    I’m so sorry to hear about Lulu. My heart goes out to you – it’s awful to lose a pet.

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