I washed and blocked my scarf and socks today. The socks are much improved for it. The scarf? Well, basically it looks terrific. But I found a hole! About one quarter in from one end – a large hole with around four stitches running. I have no idea if I am skilled enough to repair it, but I do know that I shan’t be showing this item at the annual Show. All that work, wasted 🙁

It looks suspiciously like The Work of Cat.


I began a new pair of socks last night. The first sock is around a third of the way down the leg. And it’s rather good fun. The yarn is a sumptuous colour and a real pleasure to knit with. I doubt they will be complete in time for the “Anything from 100 grams” class, though. Socks seem to take an inordinate amount of knitting time for what are such small items.

Merope Socks in The Yarn Yard Bonny – “PYO”

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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

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