What’s on my Needles? 8/8/09

A taster
A taster

Red Emperor by Ailsa Daly. My version: Pallid Emperor knit in Colourmart 70/30 Cashmere Silk 8/48 NM 4 ply in colour “Lipstick” – not as red as the name led me to expect, hence “Pallid Emperor.”

Lovely yarn to work with.

Work progressing well, with Chart A first iteration completed (5 repeats) and into the 4th of 10 repeats for the centre section Chart B. Chart A is repeated separately at the end and then grafted on to complete the scarf.

I should be completing UFOs but this one has a hold on me and I’ll probably opt to finish it over the next few days before some UFO-busting begins. Maybe. Or I might just begin a small shawl…

Oh, help 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 Intermarch√© 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