... and a particularly nice vegetarian, organic tea shop
.... and delicious food.
My favourite purchase was a new (old) chair which had already been uncycled and for £48 why do it yourself. It matches my duckegg blue bedroom exactly.
I have been busy with my cross-stitch which seems to be taking for ever, but I've also been knitting .... can you guess what it is ....
.... is it a scarf, a long hat for the dogs ... maybe this will give you a clue ...
no it's a sock!
Now I have to admit to being a bit sceptical about knitting socks. Socks are so cheap to buy and I wasn't sure about how you get them to fit, and then would they fit in your shoes, but one of my resolutions this year was to have a try. Actually it seems I was right as you can see the sock has turned out very baggy...
Now I know lots of you would just take it back and reknit it, but I hate redoing things so I will just wear the socks round the house and hope they don't drop off! Hopefully a second sock will follow over the next week. (The wool is the Debbie Bliss Rialto I included in my last post).
I hope you had as lovely mothers' day as I did. First there was some sunshine (and an opportunity to wear my new cardie!)
Dan and I went to Samlesbury Hall near Preston, a 14th century building, very beautiful.
... Dan had his lessons
... and of course there was a bit of something to eat!
So a good weekend alround. I achieved my goal to try a new recipe a month with a beetroot, pine nut and goats cheese tart
Followed by watching Argo which we really enjoyed. Great tension so an 8/10! And there seem to be lovely spring bulbs and flowers everywhere.
Have a lovely week and sorry if my blogs seem to be getting longer .... it's all the fun we are having!