This week’s excess:


Butternut Scarf by Anne Hanson at Knitspot. I am knitting this from one of the colours in the mixed ends of Merino/Silk/Cashmere that I bought a while back. [Ravelry Project]

Butternut-yarnodds n ends

It is a very difficult colour to capture – somewhere between a deep coral and a dark rose pink, depending on the light. Glorious anyway.

And this is my absolute delight, because I actually planned the yarn for the project and everything worked out just right:



It’s just a simple scarf for ‘im indoors. My So Called Scarf, knitted on smaller needles (6mm) and over more stitches (40) – I need to have this done by 17th December. [Ravelry Project]

But this is all terrible – because… I still have to complete those socks that were due last New Year, not to mention even starting the fingerless gloves that have been specially requested. And here I am with two seductive projects on the go – one a simple knit on big needles, which feeds the need to see growth happening, the other a totally seductive colour and handle, and a hearty lace fix.

What’s a girl to do?

Recently, at the: Crooked House

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

Here, there, everywhere – and nowhere at all

Here, there, everywhere – and nowhere at all

Where do all these yawning gaps come from? Aha – this time I have the answer – I have been busy updating Scattered Thoughts! After a couple of very long posts, time and energy were lacking for coming here to write and as little else had happened other than a shopping delivery or two, it seemed unimportant.Also spending far too much time at Facebook, which I am trying to give up but it keeps onContinue readingHere, there, everywhere – and nowhere at all

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

One Comment

  1. jenny
    November 4, 2008

    you have 2 choices – no sleep or write an IOU for the mitts and socks

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