Come with me, to the frog pondI cast on some new socks last night. Nutkins, in Violet Green’s Stroud SuperSock in “Heather”. I frogged them and cast them on again. Now I contemplate another frogging. These socks do not speak to me. This yarn is demanding something of me that I do not wholly understand – it has been cast on for three unsuccessful projects so far, and been ripped more times than that.

Things are fraying, and not just the yarn.

It’s stupid. Why can I not marry any of my yarns to any one of my many collected patterns? The one sock that I am really keen to do calls for a weight of yarn I cannot supply, and cannot seem to source – and I’ll be damned if I am going to knit a tension square and start modifying to accommodate the yarn that I do have to hand! I shall bloody well spin some…

one day, when I get good enough to be able to control such matters.

Wouldn’t it be nice of the current spin just fell out to the right weight, as if by serendipity?

By the way, who took the sun away? I feel quite chilly this morning.

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