I couldn’t resist

I dusted Hebbie off last night and oiled him up.  I tried spinning some of the darker ShetlandX dyed fleece. I didn’t card it and deliberately didn’t worry about any slubs, as I am aiming for an art yarn rather than a garment yarn – but I did try to keep it as thin a single as I could. The colour is gorgeous.

It has been many months since I put Hebbie to use but I was astounded to find that I could get the wheel turning and keep it so, while still concentrating on what my hands were doing. I still cannot get the wheel turning smoothly – there’s absolutely no run-on with this wheel and it turns exactly as I pedal, so I need to refine my footwork and make my pedalling much smoother. Hebbie feels so much different to Constance – and far harder work. A hard floor would improve matters, giving more resistance to my working foot. Sadly all my hard floors are very slippery and the wheel skates away when I pump the pedal. All the same, a definite win and a great improvement on past efforts. Who knows, I may yet get the hang of this spinning lark.

No spinning today, I think. With the 4 or 5 hours I have put on this week, plus too much computer time yesterday, my arm is complaining bitterly. Today will be an arting day. I have a gone-wrong project on my desk and overnight inspiration is beckoning me to rework it. I plan to get my sewing machine out!

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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

Here, there, everywhere – and nowhere at all

Here, there, everywhere – and nowhere at all

Where do all these yawning gaps come from? Aha – this time I have the answer – I have been busy updating Scattered Thoughts! After a couple of very long posts, time and energy were lacking for coming here to write and as little else had happened other than a shopping delivery or two, it seemed unimportant.Also spending far too much time at Facebook, which I am trying to give up but it keeps onContinue readingHere, there, everywhere – and nowhere at all

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