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

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

Bleurgh! #livereportingfromtheroad #Spain #autumn2020