Emily's the knitter, Clare's the spinner, and we both like cocktails!

Thursday, 21 May 2009

About time I thought

to get back on here!

I've been knitting away, but don't seem to have any more pics of how all that is going.
I'm still knitting the Gytha from Twist which is Nanny Ogg on my Ravelry page - the body is done, one sleeve complete and the other pretty close, so only that and the hood to go. I think it'll be lovely and snug once done.
Then, I'm onto the second of the Emily the Car socks - the yarn is FABULOUS, striping in several reds and pinks and a greenish black which works beautifully however it sounds! It's the braided socks from the book Bex sent me - so altogether a very Bex project!
I haven't really done much at all on the Pi Are Squared shawl this month - busy, somehow.

Otherwise - well, we had guestsClare and hec and sil and took them to Wollaton Park, a big (500 acres) park with deer etc and Wollaton Hall within it. Great for running around, ducks, geese, a camellia room, beautiful old buildings, an old-fashioned natural history museum, and an industrial museum. We just walked and ran (guess who did which?)
There were beautiful bluebells - can you see them?wollaton bluebells

For Clare's birthday we went to the seaside - lovely B&B, great food, and wonderful weather over the enormous beaches. The pictures form the last post were in Western Australia, these are England - but with iphone quality camera, I'm afraid. No kiting as it was still as anything (though not quite the millpond we experienced in Busselton!)

Clarey disappears into the distanceNorfolk

Thought I should prove there were a few clouds...Norfolk

And just wanted to mention - now on Skype, if anyone wants to phone us!


clarabelle said...

Lovely to see your photos, Emily!

Isn't Woolaton fantastic? I can't believe it's all free to visit as well.

LynS said...

Mmm...bluebells. How lovely. Several years ago I visited Kew Gardens as they were blooming and I suspect I was standing around with that gob-smacked look on your face that you have when something that has always only been a story becomes reality (or maybe this only happens to us colonials)

Looking forward to the Gytha. I love that you tackle such BIG projcts.

missfee said...

skype YAY me too - I will try and find you

JoVE said...

We are also on skype. Hurray.

Barb said...

Wacky Texas trivia - bluebells grow wild along the roadside and people will pull over and pose their children in the bluebells to take Easter photos. Odd, I tell you....

Bex said...

Aww - Skype! We had it in Darwin... If only i had checked your blog :(