Polishing my halo and looking for my flippers

Today has been one to be proud of, so far. There has been a fair imitation of domesticity going on and laundry, dishwashers and cat trays have all been dealt with. There has been much moving of boxes in the workroom and even some movement of stuff between boxes, in an attempt at organisation. I think that I have created about a cubic foot of space. I also liberated a whole storage crate and packed a poly bag with yarns that I know I shall never use. Wow.

More importantly, I have reminded myself of some of the many unfinished projects lying about the place – not everything is accounted for at Ravelry, and the situation is dire. Honestly. I need to knuckle down.

That being so, I think that I have identified the next couple of items for completion — and a few where I must be brave and just go straight for the frog pond. It is time to be honest and admit to falling from infatuation with some items.

SpinningGill has been  round to select the yarns for two items that I am to make for her, and these are scheduled for next week. I still believe that I can complete the two pairs of unfinished Silk Road Socks this week… after that I am going to complete a handspun scarf that I began in December (assuming that the yarn holds out – I may need to spin more.) I have queued another, barely started, Violently Domestic sock (Inlay) but I believe that one will head in the direction of the frog pond. Nothing wrong with  the pattern but I am not enamoured of the pattern/yarn combination. We shall have to see how I feel when I sit down to give it a good look over.

Overall, I do believe that the frog pond will  be my salvation – I just need to steady those nerves and kiss stuff goodbye.

The Pi blanket almost came out of hibernation today. It’s making a lot of little noises at me and may appear soon. I really need to make decisions about borders and edgings so that I can progress on that one.

I have to make lunch. I’ll come back to this later.

(pause for smoked haddock chowder)

Oh, my, that was good. (burp)

Pictures! (Click for bigginess)

On my wheel
Socks in Progress
Camel hair and silk
Flukra triangle by The Shetland Trader
Soft, light, and silky
Snowflakes, inadequately blocked

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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 27, 2020 at 12:32PM

Apparently Aragon has locked down travel today. Seems we made the correct decision in getting back to France quickly. Yesterday was tough but we seem to be moving on again without resting. The Aire was not very lovely and the noise incessant. Half Term effect is in full throttle. As well as children being alarming,… Continue reading October 27, 2020 at 12:32PM

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One Comment

  1. January 4, 2012

    Well, I know that one of the recipients reads this blog!

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