The proceeds of my Ravelry fibre stash swap landed on the doormat today. The skein of Araucania Nature Wool is perfect for Project Spectrum, Fire. If only I could find a pattern…

I have been searching Ravelry for what seems like hours. Nowhere can I find a one skein pattern that both inspires me and fits the Fire theme but also uses needle sizes that I have in the house. We are on “needs only” shopping for some time to come. Large sized circular needles or new DPN sets do not come in to it!

The yarn is Aran weight wool, suitable for felting, variegated dull red and the one skein offers 240 yards. Ideas?

Also in my parcel, one skein of Noro Implessions in a perfect colourway including purple, magenta, navy, and jade. Perfection! Will use for some very special freeform knitting or project embellishment, I suppose. Maybe I’ll just keep it for stroking… it’s kid mohair, wool, and silk.  I want to eat it.

If I can’t find a pattern idea for the Araucania, I’ll whip up a simple rectangular seamed bag and lightly felt it. It will come in for something. I’ll have to find inspiration for the Fire element though. Maybe create a flame stitch pattern for the flap?

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