Knitting Charts – Knitting Yarn Store UK

A small change in my search terms and a comparison chart was swiftly found – at Angel Yarns, of course!

Knitting Charts – Knitting Yarn Store UK

4ply it is, then.

I’m going for these Dragon Scale mitts
. I’ll maybe use my green bamboo mix yarn for them, or perhaps the grey BFL commercial spun yarn from my stash, or maybe even some of my handpsun BFL as I have way too much for the cascading leaves shawl. It is a bit on the fine side for 4ply but not so much that I couldn’t compensate.

I wish I had a yarn suitable for the Fire theme. Dragon scale mitts in a fiery colour would be pretty wonderful. But I don’t have anything suitable at present and I can’t buy anything for ages.

Unless…

Merino and Mohair

I spin this? It would make gorgeous mitts but I don’t think I am clever enough yet to spin a yarn just the weight I need for a given project.

Startitis. I know. *sigh* But I am “off” my socks and big knitting hurts just now, so I want something new and interesting that I can knit in my lap and christen some of my new DPNs. You know – something small and contained that will simply fly off the needles in a couple of sessions.

So, is it a Gretel or is it the mitts?

I’ll let you know.

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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