Archive | August 2013

So how’s your Bank Holiday been so far?

Dahlia

On Saturday we decided to face the torrential rain and go as planned to Rochester.  Two attractions were calling us: the shops (me) and a beer festival at The Cooper’s Arms (TLT and me, a little bit!).  We both got soaked, but the beer was good!

On Sunday the weather was, as promised, much better so we headed to the Sandwich Festival.  At the Dog Show we fell in love with a beautiful Gordon Setter bitch and TLT was tempted to rehome two 10 month old kittens.  Poor DeeDee!  If only she knew!

Then we ‘discovered’ the secret gardens at The Salutation.

http://www.the-secretgardens.co.uk/  What a lovely visit!  And we just had to bring home our little friend (picture above).  Our very first dahlia – what a beauty!

We decided to walk out along the Stour to admire the boats and soon found ourselves on a public right of way crossing  the Royal St George’s golf course  http://www.royalstgeorges.com/ and came to this sign:

To the sea

Hurrah!  We were on the right track!  After another mile or so we were rewarded with this amazing sight of waves crashing on to the shingle and away in the distance we could make out the White Cliffs.  How lovely!

Sea at Sandwich

The knitting?  I’m making more tea cosies!

My summer holiday ‘knitting’ project

I needed a project that was easy to carry around as we travelled this summer.  We started off in Lincolnshire with my Dad, then headed north to Corbridge to stay with friends.  As we travelled across to the Lake District I was still working away at my project, but I was careful not to miss any of the amazing scenery along the way.

And what was I ‘knitting’?  Well, I’m afraid I wasn’t knitting anything at all! I was crocheting yet another granny square blanket.  This time in autumnal shades.  When we arrived home I had a bag full of 81 squares all ready to be crocheted together.  I’ve made a small start …

crochet

The age old conundrum, knitting or crochet?  Well, as a relative crochet newbie I’d have to say that crochet is certainly so much more portable!

 

The little seagull finds some ‘human’ company!

I was worried that my little seagull would be lonely, so I went back to my Jean Greenhowe pattern book.  I converted some little cavemen into tiny bathers and set them swimming in the sea!
Some happy bathers to keep my seagull company.

bathers

Have you guessed, yet, what the final project is going to be?