A lengthy puzzle session in bed last night resulted in no progress on either remaining puzzle but gave plenty of mindless knitting opportunity – and Kenaz is off the needles.

Is Kenaz completed? I think maybe not. Despite careful weighing and calculating, I have a quantity of yarn remaining. I can now knit a gusset if I feel so inclined, or perhaps a strap. Because of the proportions and aspect ratio of the piece, I think a strap is not quite right. So, a gusset now, then a light blocking and stitching. And some design decisions regarding embellishments. Embellishment techniques will depend on what suitable yarn I can find. I am thinking about stitching around the relief pattern before fulling. Maybe some surface decoration afterwards, depending on how it appears on emergence from the washing machine.

Now – back to the Spring Cap. And a quick finish, I think, because I want to cast on the Torch Island that I was spinning yesterday – it enthuses me.

Not only that – we have solved one of the puzzles while I was sitting here typing this! One remaining.

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Here, there, everywhere – and nowhere at all

Here, there, everywhere – and nowhere at all

Where do all these yawning gaps come from? Aha – this time I have the answer – I have been busy updating Scattered Thoughts! After a couple of very long posts, time and energy were lacking for coming here to write and as little else had happened other than a shopping delivery or two, it seemed unimportant.Also spending far too much time at Facebook, which I am trying to give up but it keeps onContinue readingHere, there, everywhere – and nowhere at all

The Cold Light of Day

The Cold Light of Day

Nell’s excessive drinking and urination have ramped up considerably. Hence I was outside at a little past 2 am this morning, by which time the car was already covered in a sparkling frost. On the 6 am toilet run, the world was looking fairly well white all over (as viewed through the window from my bed, that is). When we first came house-hunting around here there was snow on the ground (apparently a once inContinue readingThe Cold Light of Day

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