Horrible, horrible thing

I am having a total nightmare with the red swirly thing. I swear I have been knitting for hours and am no closer to kissing it goodbye. There is no real reason why it should be giving me such grief, it just is. I keep going wrong, tinking back and making a hash of that and then not being able to figure out which stitches should be where. I am heartily sick of it and now, just seven rows from the end, feel like simply ripping it from the needles and chucking it in the bin.

Why on earth am I investing so much valuable time in something that will look like a dog’s breakfast when it is finished? This is nothing short of madness.

Curse my stubborn streak. Curse my work ethic (yes, there is one there, if you look hard enough) and curse my inability to just give up and chalk it up to experience.

I hate this project.

Hate it, hate it, hate it!

When shall I be free of it?

You know what is depressing me most of all? I have 5oo g more to knit up of this awful yarn.

Ah well. Onward… teeth gritted.

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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 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

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