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November solids: Toddy

November solids: Toddy 2

yarnyard1 Newly arrived “Solids Club” yarn from The Yarn Yard. This is a yarn named Toddy – 75% Merino/25% Nylon. very soft and smooth and rather luxurious. It will make a fine pair of Earl Grey‘s.

I have been intending to resign the solids club. Purely a monetary decision, and a regretful one – since the two yarns received so far have been 100% fabulous. But I get “only” £25 a month pocket money and this club takes half of that and leaves very little for other things. It’s an extravagance I really cannot afford to maintain…

…but I have been thinking that, if I am successful on Tuesday at my interview, then maybe, just maybe I can keep squeezing the odd skein out. The only thing is, the agreement is that if I get the job – then all the salary is to go into the mortgage account and I don’t get keep a penny for myself.

Difficult one that, when faced with yarns like this:


Of course, if I get to be a working gal again, I shan’t have any time for knitting.

But there’s always retirement to look forward to and a old girl would be in need of a substantial stash when the day comes  🙂

Recently, at the: Crooked House

Determinedly Cheering Myself Up

Determinedly Cheering Myself Up

Week five of lockdown v2.0 begins today. We have new rules, slightly more relaxed but with the addition of a nightly curfew (from 15th December.) Does that then make this Lockdown v2.1? I think that it probably does! … Continue readingDeterminedly Cheering Myself Up

Feeling a bit seedy

Feeling a bit seedy

Nell and I went for a walk this morning. It was a gorgeous day but we ended up by not going very far. The Crooked Man had gone out and I was expecting a parcel delivery. Plus, I was finding it hard going. Not feeling on top of my game right now. Possibly a touch of “Keto Flu”? I’d like to think so, but honestly haven’t been working hard enough at it to have gotContinue readingFeeling a bit seedy

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