Oh, it’s ugly…

When I started my Flutter Scarf, I missed the instruction to purl a row after the provisional cast on. So I frogged it, cast on again, and all went smoothly thereafter. Or so I thought.

I just picked up the first half to re-set the stitches in readiness for going to town on Thursday. It appears that the second time that I started the scarf, I made exactly the same stupid error – only without even noticing.

As you may imagine, it made picking up the stitches less than straightforward. It also made the join pretty damn ugly, I can tell you.

I toyed with the idea of tinking it back to a plain row and then going forwards (in reverse) once more, but I really have no experience in tinking in a double backwards direction (oh, my head hurts, trying to understand this!) and had no idea how straightforward or how difficult it might be. So I settled for ugly. Nobody will know but me…

The Posh Cowl is soaking – I cast it off last night. That is not at all ugly 🙂

I can feel an afternon’s knit indulgence coming on. I don’t feel like doing anything other than just pleasing myself today. I’ll make a risotto for lunch, then snuggle down with the iPlayer and a nice piece of knitting. I’m just not sure what I want to knit on, but I am pretty damn certain that it should not be a new cast-on. The tempation is, however, great. I must recall that the Evenstar begins in just 10 days’ time. Do I really want to start another project between now an then? Well, maybe just a little one… I was very taken by the 2/28NM swatch for the Evenstar and I feel the yarn beckoning to me! A small Aeolian, perhaps? Argh! – get thee behind me, you wicked little knitting imp, you!

Oh, yes, one more thing – a very nice lady, name of Lydia, is assisting me in choosing the beads  for the Evenstar. More of this, later.

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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 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