Month: March 2018
This weekend the warm weather made a pleasant change from the recent snow and chills. On Sunday we had a trip to Faversham in Kent for my husband’s birthday treat. He and our son went on a tour of the Shepherd Neame Brewery, whilst I relaxed in a nearby coffee shop then took a stroll around the town.
Parts of Faversham are very old, 14th Century Pub, The Sun Inn, we ended up here later for lunch, yum!. The Colonades in Market Square (lovely market in the week apparently, but very quiet on a Sunday).
There’s a wonderful looking yarn shop – unfortunately for me, closed that day for private workshops – a good excuse to go back another day. The Yarn Depository is housed in The Old Pharmacy, built in 1240.
Much of the town isn’t as attractive, but I think I saw some of the best bits!
On returning home I cast on a new project. I am supposed to be completing WIPs but I am allowed a few new ones – and this is actually an attack on my stash so it counts towards ‘tidying and sorting’ my yarn.
It’s difficult to see here but these are sleeves for a baby dress and the green will be part of the body of the dress. Watch this space! Adriafil Knitcol knits in stripes ‘like a rainbow’. Rico Baby Classic is one of my ‘go to’ yarns for many a baby project. Anyone here also knitting rainbows?
Dare I tempt fate and suggest the worst of the UK winter weather has come and gone? I do hope so. It was a shock to the system, coming from a sunny holiday and 30 degrees then coping with minus 7, and a broken boiler with little heating, brrr!
The silver lining meant staying home and knitting and sorting out stuff. Another WIP was fished out. The sewing up is the bit I dislike – and perhaps that’s why I have too many WIPs!
Taking a break from the woolly project I delightedly re-read my recent birthday ‘gift’ from two dear friends. I hinted at this on my last post. I’d been taken out for lunch and presented with a gift box.
Inside were 50 wonderful ideas on how to celebrate the next year. My friends had had a ball working these out for me! Some nice and girly and not challenging, some a little challenging, some a little scary!
Here are a couple to whet the appetite! I am truly going to enjoy this year!!!