Shelter from the storm

Very grateful to my neighbour Rosemary for the lift to spinning today. We arrived at the community room to find Christmas being cleared away, and a small flood in the kitchen. We were a small but intrepid band today, just the four of us – and only one wheel in operation. I took my Flukra to be admired (it was) and my Joshaqans for work (they made progress) – even The Brick was less brick-like than expected; with liberal lashings of butter, it passed muster.

It’s very wet here, but not so windy. Still very dark. There is a weather warning out, commencing at 3pm for a few hours – wind speeds are only predicted to be around 35mph, gusting to 50-ish. Nowhere near as bad as the Central Belt has been having it. The remainder of the week is currently predicted to have wind speeds no worse than that, so it looks like we are in for a quieter time than of late. About time too.

I’m going to settle down with my sock knitting and finish watching Cold Mountain on the iPlayer. The photo session that I planned this morning is on hold until there is some daylight!

Cold Mountain is a long film – I should have most of my sock done by the time that the film concludes. So, let us hope for a completion on those socks tomorrow. I’ll swing straight into the second Senneh sock after that. For the rest of the week I plan no greater exertion than a few hexagons. I’ll be spinning instead of knitting, whenever possible. Next week, I plan to make two hat commissions -  and do further spinning (or fibre prep.) There will be time spent in the workroom, throwing things away. EEK!

One thing that is not going to be done is the project I recently embarked upon to track my spinning projects. Moves to grow the Sanday Spinners operation will be overtaking that and I shall have to allocate time to proper work instead. That isn’t going to come easily. Making space to work in the workroom should help to concentrate my mind and my efforts. I am going to be requiring room for stock,  if all goes to plan.

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 21, 2020 at 11:21AM

We just met our first Spanish self service fuel, there has always been an attendant whenever we have fueled up on previous visits. The machine took the card, asked which pump (!?), what fuel, and how much. It chucked the ticket out, said something in Spanish, and then failed to provide any diesel. We are… Continue reading October 21, 2020 at 11:21AM

October 21, 2020 at 10:55AM

Time to go. Pastures new tonight, another revisit tomorrow. #livereportingfromtheroad #Spain #autumn2020

Be First to Comment

I enjoy reading your comments, please pass the time of day

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.