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?

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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

Oh, deer

Oh, deer

Nell and I had a lovely walk this morning. The weather has cooled considerably and there was a very pleasant breeze. We both made better time than of late. … Continue readingOh, deer

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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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