Checking the new Ravelry patterns from this weekend I looked at a couple or three  interesting ones – and found that they all came from the one book:

Fiber Gathering: Knit, Crochet, Spin, and Dye More Than 20 Projects Inspired by America’s Festivals

There’s a wonderful Annie Modesitt pattern for a Ruana, a sweet hooked rug with a sheep on it, and an intro to dyeing yarn… and some other useful bits and pieces, like a seat pad crocheted from wool roving. Yes, the “C” word – and I am actually contemplating doing some… they’d make a nice aside to our Sheep-to-whatever that we are doing later this year.

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 22, 2020 at 01:21PM

Ah, the windy highway. The last time we came down here our awning blew open… Thankfully it’s not even close to being that windy today. Phew. Not so good now that the tolls have been removed and there are HGVs to contend with. A bit macho, your Spanish lorry driver.. #livereportingfromtheroad #Spain #autumn2020

October 22, 2020 at 12:22PM

Rather a different day today but still warm, with 24 degrees expected by the time that we reach Ribamar. Those Happy Hour beers will be tempting. Shopped this morning before leaving, to find the Christmas Turron had arrived overnight. I confess; we spent an inordinate amount on Turron and chocolate. #livereportingfromtheroad #Spain #autumn2020


  1. March 2, 2009

    Ooops, I “accidentally” pre-ordered it, lol!

    • March 2, 2009



      I’m holding out for Cookie A’s sock book, I think

  2. March 14, 2009

    I am so excited – my copy arrived in the post today – I am so glad my eyes are so much recovered because they are about to take a battering!

    It looks like a fabby book – guess what’s coming to bed with me this evening?

    Thanks so much for telling me about it.

    Kari x

    • March 14, 2009

      @Kari, you shall have to do us a review!

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