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.

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Déja Vu

Déja Vu

Here we are: Lockdown v2.0 began at midnight last night. We arrived home from a month-long trip just after lunchtime yesterday, squeaking in under the wire rather better than we did in March, when we were an hour or two late and had to come home, attestation in hand. Lockdown v1 did not gain as much of my attention here as it should have done. It has been pointed out to me how important itContinue readingDéja Vu

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

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