Not really stash

I am fairly sure that this doesn’t count as stash enhancement, seeing as it was gifted to me. It’s Paton’s “Jet” – an alpaca and wool combination chunky weight yarn. I got two balls in a RAK package and fell instantly in love with it. The shades are just gorgeous.

Paton's Jet in Col 7

I was so smitten in fact, that this is already a Work in Progress…

Amanda in Progress
Amanda in Progress

…which is another reason why this can’t possibly be counted as stash enhancement. It will be gone by tomorrow.

I cast on this hat last night in bed, while we listened to Johnny Walker reliving his pirate days. In usual multi-tasking manner, we did the Guardian prize crossword as well.

Recently, at the: Crooked House

Déja Vu

Déja Vu

Here we are: Lockdown v2.0 began at midnight last night. We arrived home from a month-long trip just after lunchtime yesterday, squeaking in under the wire rather better than we did in March, when we were an hour or two late and had to come home, attestation in hand. Lockdown v1 did not gain as much of my attention here as it should have done. It has been pointed out to me how important itContinue readingDéja Vu

Bare Naked

Bare Naked

We are home again, after a month-long trip away. A trip during which I completely failed to get my laptop out. It was good to come home. We were driving along, close to Le Dorat at the time, when I felt that “aren’t we fortunate to live in such a lovely part of France” feeling washing over me. I had a sudden urge to invite all my friends to come and stay and to shareContinue readingBare Naked

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