My PC died today, while I was sitting in front of it, knitting. Just upped and died!

Mingus is making some progress and I now have half of one leg done, a whole pattern repeat. I’m not sure that my handiwork is very good, though I can’t actually see any stitch errors – but as this is the first repeat how would I know what it is meant to look like?

One of the reasons that Mingus hasn’t got very far is that I have been engaged in doily manufacture. Me – a doily! and I foresee an addiction[1], against all expectation. I have needle challenges however so I must put my doily aside now.

Fafner made no progress today, what with one thing and another. And I didn’t get any spinning cake made either, so must get up early tomorrow to get one baked. Spinning is at F’s and we have a couple of guests this week. I cannot decide whether to take knitting or my wheel, or both. No doubt it will be a last minute panic.


[1] shopping is already in hand… crochet cotton, pattern, book, circular needles (probably not the correct ones, actually) …

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December Reflections 4: Red

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In a pickle

In a pickle

Shops are now open to sell anything on their shelves and we are no longer restricted to purchasing whatever some government official has deemed to be “essential”. We popped out to The Shed yesterday as I needed some parcel tape to package up some things that I need to be posting off. We had to hunt, it wasn’t in the Stationery section, but we eventually found it in the DIY area. It’s not of greatContinue readingIn a pickle

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post by mail. who is this user Beth Loft 86390, France

October 29, 2020 at 12:12PM

It’s mass migration time! #livereportingfromtheroad #france #autumn2020 #thelockdowndash