Tour de Madness

tdf_2008_badgeI pondered this a while back but lacked the ability to withdraw my digit in time to join at the off. A bit late, but I’m signing up now – flushed, no doubt, by my success with the Flambé yarn today.

My personal goal is to spin a little each day during the TdeF, and to carry out an earlier promise to spin for an hour each morning before breakfast. The ultimate aim is to ensure that I spin up all the rovings that I bought for Project Spectrum.

Spinning has been taking a back seat lately to my knitting needles. I need to generate a little balance of activity. Perhaps the TdeF will give me the impetus and commitment needed.


There’s another TdeF group on Ravelry. I joined back in May, with the intention of doing this and then apparently forgot all about it. It must have been the fumes from the cashmere that got to me.

Recently, at the: Crooked House

Determinedly Cheering Myself Up

Determinedly Cheering Myself Up

Week five of lockdown v2.0 begins today. We have new rules, slightly more relaxed but with the addition of a nightly curfew (from 15th December.) Does that then make this Lockdown v2.1? I think that it probably does! … Continue readingDeterminedly Cheering Myself Up

Feeling a bit seedy

Feeling a bit seedy

Nell and I went for a walk this morning. It was a gorgeous day but we ended up by not going very far. The Crooked Man had gone out and I was expecting a parcel delivery. Plus, I was finding it hard going. Not feeling on top of my game right now. Possibly a touch of “Keto Flu”? I’d like to think so, but honestly haven’t been working hard enough at it to have gotContinue readingFeeling a bit seedy

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