Boredom threshold achieved

Sometimes I marvel at my immaturity. Can I really be bored with this project already? Perhaps it is just because I am over tired but, whatever it is, I want this scarf finished now and to move on to something else. It seems to be moving really slowly all of a sudden. 11.5 pattern repeats done and somewhere between 65% and 70% complete. I think I’d like to have a final push and see this off today.

What’s next? First things first – I need to complete the Cash and Burn socks, which have stalled since the discovery of a dropped stitch… three and a half inches ago. I need to rescue that stitch and then polish the toe off before I allow myself another cast on. That will take discipline, with all this cashmere sitting looking at me.

And that last sentence tells me that I shall be moving on to another cashmere project, which probably means some kind of scarf or wrap again – as there is insufficient of any one colour for anything larger than that. I’d quite like to pick up a pair of fancy socks, though. Have I time to complete a pair in time for the Show?

How large a wrap can I make from 100 grams of cashmere? That’s about 1,400 yards if I use it single – though I think I’d opt for doubling it.

Recently, at the: Crooked House

Determinedly Cheering Myself Up

Determinedly Cheering Myself Up

Week five of lockdown v2.0 begins today. We have new rules, slightly more relaxed but with the addition of a nightly curfew (from 15th December.) Does that then make this Lockdown v2.1? I think that it probably does! … Continue readingDeterminedly Cheering Myself Up

Feeling a bit seedy

Feeling a bit seedy

Nell and I went for a walk this morning. It was a gorgeous day but we ended up by not going very far. The Crooked Man had gone out and I was expecting a parcel delivery. Plus, I was finding it hard going. Not feeling on top of my game right now. Possibly a touch of “Keto Flu”? I’d like to think so, but honestly haven’t been working hard enough at it to have gotContinue readingFeeling a bit seedy

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