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?

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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

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

Recent movements of the: Deux Escargots

October 26, 2020 at 02:35PM

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October 26, 2020 at 01:41PM

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