Just a sneak preview – it’s too dark and grey to get a shot without flash. The flash bleached the colour a bit, especially of the copper thread. The photos don’t do justice to the fabulous colours of the Copperpot roving.

First skein, of perhaps three:

Flambe-thb Flambe-2-thb

I think that it is totally gorgeous, even if it isn’t very well spun.

I split the roving into three and spun the red and orange end to end, then plyed it with the purple part – plus a fine copper coloured rayon thread. Intentionally thick and thin and intentionally loosely spun and loosely plyed.

What shall I do with it? I was thinking perhaps the Colinette “Iris” ear flap hat? There should be enough yarn to make two of them, I think. Perhaps I should make something more exotic than that – but what would this yarn lend itself to?

I am thinking of calling this yarn Flambé (at least until I think of something smarter)

Recently, at the: Crooked House

December Reflections 4: Red

December Reflections 4: Red

Nature is red in tooth and claw and nobody knows this better than a person that shares their life with cats… At 4 am today there was a thud, followed closely by another thud, and another. It sounded curiously like a rather fat cat pouncing on something. “Has Dusty brought some prey in?” The Crooked Man went to investigate. Dusty had indeed brought some prey in and when he saw his dad, he let goContinue readingDecember Reflections 4: Red

In a pickle

In a pickle

Shops are now open to sell anything on their shelves and we are no longer restricted to purchasing whatever some government official has deemed to be “essential”. We popped out to The Shed yesterday as I needed some parcel tape to package up some things that I need to be posting off. We had to hunt, it wasn’t in the Stationery section, but we eventually found it in the DIY area. It’s not of greatContinue readingIn a pickle

Recent movements of the: Deux Escargots

second test

post by mail. who is this user Beth Loft 86390, France

October 29, 2020 at 12:12PM

It’s mass migration time! #livereportingfromtheroad #france #autumn2020 #thelockdowndash