Oh, oh, Kermit’s back

The Skew sock was completed last night and I tried it on. This thing is just not going to work, so it is off to the frog pond for it.

A strange looking thing... all Skew Whiff

I had a lot of fun, the whole knitting thing was a real magical mystery tour. I’m glad I made it, but I am never going to wear it, so there is no point in making the second sock.

Left Skew Completed

What’s the problem? Well, there’s the usual toe-up problem that I have – the sock doesn’t offer sufficient depth around my instep/heel. This pattern actually makes it on to my foot (hurrah!) but doesn’t offer any comfort. The toe is all wrong for my foot, too. Additionally, I do not like the feel of the skewed fabric against my skin – at least not in this horrible scratchy yarn.


The Origami Moment was fun, and I was extremely pleased with my grafting.


Overall, a fun project. I might tackle it again in the future after I’ve done the maths to improve roominess about my ankle but I’ll certainly use a far nicer yarn. Knitting this Regia reminded me why I love Toddy so very much!

Recently, at the: Crooked House

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

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


  1. March 5, 2010

    Sorry it didn’t work out for you. If you ever decide to try it again, there are high-instep mods on my blog.

    • March 6, 2010

      Thank you, that is brilliant news. I shall investigate – then find a nicer striping yarn to play with – and have another go.

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