Wednesday WIPs

It’s Wednesday. There are WIPs. It remains dull, both figuratively and realistically. No photos. Due only in part to the dullness of the weather – mostly due to the fact that my work table has been seconded to Railway Layout duty.

Spinning was here today. My back did not go twang this week, thank goodness. One attendee, plus myself and one of Nigella’s Moist Dense Chocolate Cakes. Oh, and a wood fire. I plyed almost all of the Ashford Merino/Silk sliver. Will skein it and wash it tomorrow.

Tomorrow I hope also to wash, and then block, the first of the commissioned lace scarves. I completed it last night and immediately cast on for the second. The first took about four weeks to make and I need to have them both ready by the end of the month. (How does that work, then?) I’ve finished one repeat on the new one. 12 and a half to go. Feeling quite desperate now and wanting badly to be knitting something that gives me personal satisfaction. I keep pushing myself on and reminding myself of the satisfaction that there will be in adding a wodge of cash to the Matchless savings jar…

…the pot in which, grew just a little today when a visitor brought me my stock that they had been holding, and a cheque for items that had been sold. A very nice surprise.

I really will try to make some proper, pretty, posts soon. Really I will. In the meantime, you could go and read the chicken blog, where I have been busy lately.

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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

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