Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018

Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018

Friday, 15 June 2018

Blue Moon and Flying Pigs Spotted over Belgium

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Amongst his ‘Fitbit Friends’ Mick B. can appear to be the laziest of us all, generally providing the weaker participants the comfort of knowing that they will never be at the bottom of the pile.

Mick is in Belgium at present, accompanying Gayle on what appears to be a knitting trip*. It looks to me as if he has had to escape from the balls of wool and inadvertently clock a few steps. 113,225 over seven days, even!

Not even the usually prolific Sue B. has managed to keep up with Mick!

Was that a flying pig I just saw? No, it’s our swifts coming in laden with insects…Oh dear, I think I might be losing the plot here.

*Gayle’s Knitting Trip

“After my success with crocheting blankets and knitting socks, I wondered if I could knit a jumper. Feeling ridiculously chuffed not so much with the successful end result, but with the fact that I just managed to uncast-off half the cuff, drop four stitches down six rows and pick them back up to correct an error, thus saving me from having to rip it all the way back and reknit.”

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With apologies to Mick and Gayle; Gayle’s stupendously fine blog can be found here. Or even here.

5 comments:

Gayle said...

Ha ha! Is the enforced rest getting to you, per chance?

You're running a little behind the times. We're currently in Germany, with most of the steps that led to Mick's current total having been taken in Luxembourg (the country, rather than the Belgian province). I know, I know - too much country hopping, but we'll likely be in Germany for some considerable time now.

Gayle said...

Incidentally, I'll be casting on a new pair of socks today...

Phreerunner said...

Oops, sorry about that. Germany is a province of Belgium anyway, isn't it? Or is that Luxembourg. I prefer to think of them all as 'Europe' anyway...

Yes, the enforced rest is getting to me...

Just off to a parkrun...

Enjoy the sock casting (don't you need a foundry for that?).

Sir Hugh said...

Aren't you just a teeny-weeny bit jealous of the jumper - Iam.

Phreerunner said...

To be honest, my mum used to cast jumpers like that and it's true, I do miss them. Perhaps we should all be placing orders?