Oh, yes, it is thrilling indeed

Today’s Thursday Thrill is more of a slight frisson of relief really. I’m marginally thrilled to have completed the Teardrop Stole last night and it is away to its new owner tomorrow – currently pinned out on the blocking mats. Perhaps a better photo will be available for Friday.

All done

It is a  relief – I don’t know why, but this project really pained my wrists dreadfully.

There are mistakes in the stole but I do not believe them to be obvious.

There was a far larger thrill yesterday. Not mine, but my friend’s – the Amalia shawl landed through her letter box. It seems to have been joyfully received 🙂 That brings me great pleasure.

Pleasure will also come from completing some UFOs in August. I have my hit list. It may be over-ambitious, as I want to try and produce some items for the Show next week as well…

In order of priority:

  1. Tribute Socks (one completed) These are to be done by next Thursday (√)
  2. Twisted Socks (second gusset started) (√)
  3. Log Lace shawl (next up. Just about time to finish it by the end of the month?)
  4. Beastly Mitts (second one barely started) (√)
  5. Echo Flower Shawl (maybe 10% done) (√)
  6. Rhytidome shawl (maybe 50% done) (decided it was pointless to do this and I am now frogging it)
  7. Herringbone Socks (do.not.even.want.to.think.about.it)

As for The Show… I’d like to whip up a handspun shawl and make a pair of colourwork mittens. They need to be completed and blocked by next Thursday evening. There’s ambition for you!

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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