I’ve committed to Socktoberfest.

I needed to. We need socks, what with the price of domestic fuel heating oil an’ all… and I also have an ever-increasing stash of sock yarn that needs addressing.

So, I shall be banning the interesting stuff for a while and putting away the lace for a little sleep. For the whole month of October – it’s sockage. I shall be attempting to knit as many plain vanilla stocking stitch socks as is feasible.

I may go slightly cross-eyed in the process.

Perhaps by the end of the month I will have achieved a pair that fits Mr L to perfection.

(That’s if I am not a working girl by then. There’s always hope.)

This all means that I am going to knit like fury until the end of September and get myself a good lace fix 🙂 The Blink is coming along nicely and is fast approaching the halfway line. I’d like to get the new Morning Surf off the needles by the end of the month too, and that Rainbow Swallowtail badly needs completing – if I can sort out the needle problem. Only, there isn’t much September left now, is there?

Tonight is going to be scary. I’m standing for election to the Board of Directors of our island Development Trust. I fully expect to receive null points. I’ll be the one in the back row, blushing furiously.

It’s not often I put my ahead above a non-blog parapet. I’m really very shy in real life. I fake it very well, though.

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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 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 IntermarchĂ© 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