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!

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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 27, 2020 at 12:32PM

Apparently Aragon has locked down travel today. Seems we made the correct decision in getting back to France quickly. Yesterday was tough but we seem to be moving on again without resting. The Aire was not very lovely and the noise incessant. Half Term effect is in full throttle. As well as children being alarming,… Continue reading October 27, 2020 at 12:32PM

October 26, 2020 at 02:35PM

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