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First of all, Cookie A’s Sock Innovation was finally delivered by Amazon. Proof?

Ready to begin
Ready to begin

Photographic evidence. It exists. Mine, all mine

The yarn is from The Yarn Yard, and is Caber. It is the one that I want to use first but it is considerably lighter (at 450m per 100g) than any of the patterns call for and I shall have to do some tweaking and mathematics before I begin.

There will be a full review of the book later but my initial disappointment does need to be noted:  these patterns are almost all for heavier yarns than I care to use for socks.

I shall assuage my disappointment by playing with my new spinning toys…

Drum carder, 72 point
Drum carder, 72 point

We have a lovely new drum carder.

Two gear ratios - like the way the gears are exposed.
Two gear ratios - like the way the gears are exposed.

I had hoped to try it out this morning but first of all my FiL’s crossword, then secondly the dog’s poorly tummy got in the way of that ambition. Later today, maybe, if I am not glueing CDs into books.

We also have a drop spindle, Turkish.

Kate and Spindle
Kate and Spindle

And a lovely new Lazy Kate.

Whatever shall I play with first?

It has to be the carder, surely. I have some ready carded Shetland in a range of shades – not very much of any one. I want to try and blend it so that I can turn it all into a single yarn.

More shopping on the way – I lashed out on some sock blockers this morning.  I’ll be needing them for the Francie socks.

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 18, 2020 at 01:22PM

On our way again. Not far to go and no check in until 2pm so a late and lazy start to our day. I have been watching eagles. Not sure what we are going to be doing for the next few days. We want to take Nell to a vet and the outcome of that… Continue reading October 18, 2020 at 01:22PM

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