FO: Teardrop head scarf

One less FO to share this week than I had planned, though I do think that the Twisted socks will be completed later today. This FO has already been shared this week and the full pattern details have already posted under the Teardrop Stole – so only brief details and a couple of photographs today.

Sob, sob, sobbin' FO

This project differs from the stole only in the overall size, and also the needle size used – I wanted a denser fabric for this.

  • Cast on Date: 7 August, 2010
  • Cast on: Long tail onto 2 needles
  • Needles: 3.25mm
  • Stitches: 35
  • Pattern Repeats: 3 across, 14 down
  • Blocked: Yes
  • Finished Size: Didn’t have time to measure it before posting it off
  • Cast Off: lace on 4mm needle
  • Cast Off Date:11 August, 2010
  • Ravelry Project: Sob, sob, sobbin’
A less airy fabric than the stole

It was a bit of a rush to get this done. I stopped at 14 repeats and would have wished to squeeze a couple more in, to allow for a secure double knot or a fetching bow…

Just big enough to do the job

…but I confess myself pleased  enough. It is a lovely thing and I may even make one for myself – my hair often needs anchoring  in the Orkney wind in order to stop me from chewing on it by accident.

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A Month in France: Nothing is Lost

A Month in France: Nothing is Lost

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Recent movements of the: Deux Escargots

October 22, 2020 at 01:21PM

Ah, the windy highway. The last time we came down here our awning blew open… Thankfully it’s not even close to being that windy today. Phew. Not so good now that the tolls have been removed and there are HGVs to contend with. A bit macho, your Spanish lorry driver.. #livereportingfromtheroad #Spain #autumn2020

October 22, 2020 at 12:22PM

Rather a different day today but still warm, with 24 degrees expected by the time that we reach Ribamar. Those Happy Hour beers will be tempting. Shopped this morning before leaving, to find the Christmas Turron had arrived overnight. I confess; we spent an inordinate amount on Turron and chocolate. #livereportingfromtheroad #Spain #autumn2020