Like a hole in the head

I think it’s an addiction, why else would I acquire more stash? I’m never going to knit my way though what I have already! And then there’s all those fleeces to spin…

Anyway, I fed my habit:

Kelpie, from The Yarn Yard. Laceweight cashmere. Colour: Paprika.

Kelpie
Kelpie

This is wound already and poised to make a shawl in September. The photo is a bit bright – think antique red velvet.

Also from Natalie, a skein of Gloaming:

Gloaming
Gloaming

Laceweight silk and merino. Earmarked for next year’s scarf entry to the Show, which I hope to have knitted before Christmas because…

… the long holiday knit is planned for this:

Shamelessly stolen catalogue image from nordicstore.net
Shamelessly stolen catalogue image from nordicstore-wool.com

(my photo coming soon)

Plötulopi / Unspun Icelandic – 6 plates of. In Sea Green Heather. This is going to be a huge pi shawl blanket for my bed. Purchased from Iceland, with a 20% discount on 6 plates from Nordic Store a way better deal than Schoolhouse.  Priced in $ at 28.56  and taking the economy postage option, enough for a seven foot diameter blanket came to a total of $38.46 – that’s about £23 at present. Not a bad price for an heirloom ;-)  and certainly not a bad price for what may prove to be an entire winter’s entertainment.

For the interested: no import charges incurred.

Recently, at the: Crooked House

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

December Reflections 1: Star

December Reflections 1: Star

Taking part in Susannah Conway’s series of December Reflections prompts. Mainly my responses will be in my other blog, Scattered Thoughts, but sometimes they will fit better here. On other days, such as today, we may fit in a post in both blogs. … Continue readingDecember Reflections 1: Star

Recent movements of the: Deux Escargots

second test

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