N n n n n n n n nineteen

A late run in bed, while listening to Mark Lamar on Radio 2, resulted in knitting to a reggae beat… and getting The Antidote off the needles.

I knitted for a while and then declared the scarf “long enough”. Got off the bed to model it, and Mr L agreed “long enough”. It’s finished… thought I… I’ll just count how many pattern reps…eighteen. Eighteen? Hmmm… Twenty is a nicer number… so I started knitting again. Then I thought how stupid I was being (it was the size of the remaining ball getting to me as well as an obsession for neat numbers) – so my Lace Ribbon Scarf is terminated at a very odd nineteen pattern reps.

Believe it or not, I am going to block this thing today.

No, I am!


In fact, I plan to wash and block everything that I have queued for such treatment. Dinner is pre-cooked and just needs reheating, so I’m taking over the kitchen for knitterly activities.

There won’t be much of a fibery nature going on for the next few days, for it is a Bank Holiday weekend and such times are reserved by tradition for the dread DIY. Thankfully nothing major is planned… no new bathrooms, for instance.

In fact, the only firm plan for the 4 day weekend is a roast duckling with black cherry sauce.  Yummy. I’m hoping to find a stashed bottle of St Emilion to go with that.

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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

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post by mail. who is this user Beth Loft 86390, France

October 29, 2020 at 12:12PM

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