Magic Loop FO

ML 11 Magic Loop Socks completed

2885727382_8dd51ee082 Done!

I love the colour of this yarn but confess that I do not like the Regia as much as Opal sock yarns to knit with. Unfortunately, I bought ten balls on sale. Ah well.

As for the Magic Loop? The jury is still out. There are several advantages for me, but I still dislike working with circulars and their disappointing habit of kinking and snarling. Speed may be the deciding factor. It certainly is faster than juggling four or five DPNs.

I shall now transfer Mr L’s Vanilla Mansocks to circs and see how they progress. Then I shall feel equipped to make a decision.

I think I shall also try the Bayret hat on Magic Loop as well.

What I have to do now is to exhibit some Socktoberfest backbone and get the Vanillas done before I sidle off to play with lace or cables. I owe it to Mr L to produce for him at least one pair of wearable socks!

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Bare Naked

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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