This and that

I am far more optimistic about the yardage for the Slippery Socks now. I weighed the remaining yarn and I tried the sock (which has been making progress, through slowly) on. I an 90% certain the yarn will go all the way. But I am 99% certain that these socks are going to be too small for me.

I have refrained successfully from knitting cashmere all day! What I have done is to fill my bobbin with the merino/mohair tops that I am spinning.

I have also done some cleaning and tidying, and made and eaten cake (as well as a very fine pasta bake).

Mostly, I have been arting.

I have had a positively splendid time turning half a dozen photographs into a single digital collage and then turning that into a postcard. I needed five postcards for a Swap-Bot swap entitled (forgive me) “ WHR DO U LIVE? POSTCARDS! “ [Sic]. I seized the opportunity to do something for PS3 “Earth” in lovely browns and greens. I like it lots. Now I have to persuade the printer not to do anything stupid with it and to ensure it has enough ink to print five off… what’s the chances? About as much chance as I have of that sock fitting me when I finally complete it.

A productive day, anyway.

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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