Most of my skeins were dry this morning so I twisted ’em up and sat back to admire them. I do love the white/pink/purple singles, they look pretty much as I had envisaged them, only far skinnier than I had hoped – and far whiter. Snowy white. Fluffy snow white. A bit gorgeous, I think.  Overnight I think I came down on the side of knitting them up with some raw silk – but do I have sufficient? Linen would also be good… but I don’t have any of that.

The two merino/mohair skeins and the large Deep Fried Vegis skein are still a little damp. I’ve bravely (foolishly) dangled them on the washing line for a while. It’s not too breezy out there… yet. Must keep en eye on them.

I have 2/3 of a bobbin of the Inferno done and am much enamoured of it. I keep stopping spinning to admire it and enjoy the warm glow of affection for it that I seem to have. It excites me and I can’t wait to see how it turns out. A very different feeling to the one that I had about the DFV. I definitely want some copper thread now.

Day 3 of the headache is not, so far, too bad. I took the last remaining Maxalt at 7pm last night when the nausea took over. So I am now desperately waiting for that point in Day 3 when I suddenly realise that I feel great. But it’s OK. I am functioning. In fact, I am about to make “cake” for spinning day tomorrow. Actual cake is difficult, I only have 1 egg! (am still too off-balance to cycle or drive to the shop – I am a hazard) So today is for gloopy syrupy no-egg-required bars, I think. No slimmers permitted at spinning tomorrow! Normally I’d do the Queen Mum date and walnut when I have only one egg, but I don’t seem to have any dates either.

I may start to knit the DFV later. If I don’t leap straight into it, it will languish unloved and unknitted for years. Beat me to it, and it’s yours. Surely it must speak to somebody… if you love it, you may have it. Just ask. If it’s not yet cast on, I’ll pop it in the post asap. Airport strikes permitting…

Recently, at the: Crooked House

Determinedly Cheering Myself Up

Determinedly Cheering Myself Up

Week five of lockdown v2.0 begins today. We have new rules, slightly more relaxed but with the addition of a nightly curfew (from 15th December.) Does that then make this Lockdown v2.1? I think that it probably does! … Continue readingDeterminedly Cheering Myself Up

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

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