It’s a wind up

It has been a long evening but I do now have three of the part cones of cashmere wound into balls. Rather more breaks than I would have wished for occurred but rather surprisingly there were no major tangles or wastage.

The rest can wait until tomorrow. Though I shall have to bake, as I said I would host spinning again this week. At least I have a few eggs on hand this time.

The Alhambra scarf has reached the 20% stage.

I still love it. It really is beautiful.

It might progress faster if I wound the cone off, but I am reluctant to break my thread – in both senses.

The scarf seems to be igniting more challenging lace ambition in me. I am actually considering a wedding ring shawl. Madness! That’s like going straight from Kindergarten to your Doctorate. I am enjoying this project though, much more so than the Shetland lace patterns – they do tend to the boring after a few pattern repeats.

What I really would like to do is a Pi shawl of my own devising. There are two things holding me back – one is my natural antipathy towards circular needles and the other is my lack of a stitch dictionary. Both would seem to be “stoppers.”

How about this one, though? Pretty, yes? Or this? Yes, I think that’s the one.

I am definitely leaning towards a shawl with multiple stitch pattern rather than an all-over design. Low boredom threshold 🙂

My foot is throbbing just a little.

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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

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 IntermarchĂ© 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