No gifts, please

The Herringbone Rib socks and I have been together for so long now that I am considering formalising our relationship. Nothing fancy: a simple Civil ceremony, no speeches… just a few friends and  a simple buffet. Honeymoon in Antigua, perhaps.

The gusset is completed.

Downhill run now…

‘Tis a glorious day here on the Windswept Acre. Alas, all is not running well. We have Mechanical Difficulties. There is swearing and there is shouting. Me? I’m watching my Respect the Spindle DVD, which I downloaded this morning. Abby Franquemont, with the volume turned up, just about outweighs the sound of spanners being thrown out of the pram.

In Other News… pmcblonde contacted me to say that I had won the naming competition for her shawl pattern, which was held on her blog. I have won a  lovely skein of Knitting Goddess yarn. We are calling the shawl “Mizzle.” The pattern is being test knit now and should be available mid-September. I think that it would look fine in handspun yarn — though maybe not the kind that I can (barely) make on a spindle…

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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

Oh, deer

Oh, deer

Nell and I had a lovely walk this morning. The weather has cooled considerably and there was a very pleasant breeze. We both made better time than of late. … Continue readingOh, deer

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