Halfway already?

I notified the fifth of my Ten Shawls in 2010 yesterday. Such progress! You might think that I am overdoing it, I’m rushing – but there is method in my madness, I think. I want to be free of the one sock skein triangles and leave plenty of time for meeting some challenges this year. Evenstar is one of my larger shawls accounted for. That leaves four more projects that will ideally be larger than average – I have some 1200 metre yarns that need using from stash. One project will hopefully be larger than that – say exceeding 2,000 yards – as I would like to see if I can do that, and would like to use some Colourmart cones up. I’d like to incorporate into these challenges some new construction methods – so, at least one square shawl.

So, not so mad after all, unless you think that the remaining five shawls are an awful amount of work for just ten months remaining. Which I do. I shall give it my best shot however.

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Shawls cast on and completed since Jan 1st:

  • Bitterroot
  • Haruni
  • Gail
  • Brandywine
  • Citron

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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 21, 2020 at 11:21AM

We just met our first Spanish self service fuel, there has always been an attendant whenever we have fueled up on previous visits. The machine took the card, asked which pump (!?), what fuel, and how much. It chucked the ticket out, said something in Spanish, and then failed to provide any diesel. We are… Continue reading October 21, 2020 at 11:21AM

October 21, 2020 at 10:55AM

Time to go. Pastures new tonight, another revisit tomorrow. #livereportingfromtheroad #Spain #autumn2020