…WIPpie yi yaaaaay

WIP Wednesday!

Alas, all good intentions came to naught this last week. My hands have been so sore that very little knitting has been done, apart from on the Coquille – which is such an easy knit to pick up and put a few rows on now and again. It has grown very quickly…

Only a few rows to go now

The final gusset has been knitted and there are just a handful of rows to go now. I shall have this cast off before I go out to spinning group today.

Fascinating yarn but I am not sure that I am fully happy with it. I have used 3 of my 4 balls and the final ball seems to have the colours more widely spaced than the first two, giving the shawl a somewhat unbalanced appearance. Will try to reserve judgment until I see it pinned out.

This knit is rumoured to be in for an appearance in the Knitty blog this Friday, as it has been “Knitty Spotted.”

Sadly, insufficient work has been done on the Teardrop stole,  my hands have been hurting too much for detailed work like this. It has grown a little, but badly needs to gallop to a close now.  Almost 16 of 20 repeats done, so approaching 80%. I need to concentrate and finish this by Friday.

No work done on either the Cecchetti or the Snowbird this week. I may take the Snowbird out to Spinning with me – in case the Teardrop proves to much to handle among the chatter.

In non-knitting news: the hens have not yet arrived — which is good as, more crucially, the hen food has also not yet landed, nor have the feeders. There is a leak in the hen hoose too, and it has puddles inside.

Things will improve, I am sure. They always do, in the end.

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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 28, 2020 at 12:31PM

La Cavalerie. We had been going to stay the night here, there’s both a cheese France Passion (we are in Roquefort country) and a CCP Aire. It’s a lovely little town. However with last night’s warning of tonight’s address from M. Macron… we are covering more ground in expectation of imminent travel restrictions. Just called… Continue reading October 28, 2020 at 12:31PM

October 28, 2020 at 11:19AM

Seeing some sensational autumn colours on this drive but finding it hard to capture what with all the bouncing, twisting and turning. Not to mention the crappy IG camera facility. #livereportingfromtheroad #france #autumn2020