Stash enhancement

I came away from spinning today with further stash – 3 big balls of Colinette Mohair blend, from G. I have two purple mixes and 1 grey mix. I was thinking to use them as craft materials but I think I may use them for easy-knit lace projects, and make fluffy scarves to sell the next time the Sanday Spinners have a stall to fill. G also gave me a silk cap to play with – I separated one layer off and am busy turning it into roving although have not yet spun any. Can anyone tell me – is each layer  of the cap a hankie, or is a hankie something else entirely? I find silk terminology to be highly confusing.

I was hoping that the cocoon strippings that I sent away for would have arrived today. I can’t wait to play with them but I think they are for making paper and won’t find their way to my wheel in any form.

Spinning Cake today was a delicious and moist honey cake, made by M. Lovely.

I picked up G’s swift and ball winder on the way home and am going to ball my silk laceweight in the next few days.

Today was a red letter today as G’s Land Rover is broken and I picked her up to chauffeur her to spinning. Not only did I do that but I also went into the village beforehand to pick some things up – that’s the first time that I have attempted that. I parked and turned round OK and didn’t hit anyone or anything. Well done, me! I did have to give myself a stern talking to at one point “For heaven’s sake, woman – RELAX!” but I did also have a slight sensation at one point that reminded me of the way I used to feel about driving – that feeling of relaxing into one’s own space and enjoying the freedom of being alone and in control. So, I am definitely coming along on the driving front – but I do still hate that car. I certainly didn’t feel sick today or experience that marked reluctance to be getting into the driving seat. It’s progress.

Next week is spinning chez nous again, as I want Nell to experience some more company soon. What kind of cake shall it be this time? I’d like to do something new.

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In a pickle

In a pickle

Shops are now open to sell anything on their shelves and we are no longer restricted to purchasing whatever some government official has deemed to be “essential”. We popped out to The Shed yesterday as I needed some parcel tape to package up some things that I need to be posting off. We had to hunt, it wasn’t in the Stationery section, but we eventually found it in the DIY area. It’s not of greatContinue readingIn a pickle

December Reflections 1: Star

December Reflections 1: Star

Taking part in Susannah Conway’s series of December Reflections prompts. Mainly my responses will be in my other blog, Scattered Thoughts, but sometimes they will fit better here. On other days, such as today, we may fit in a post in both blogs. … Continue readingDecember Reflections 1: Star

Recent movements of the: Deux Escargots

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post by mail. who is this user Beth Loft 86390, France

October 29, 2020 at 12:12PM

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