Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Yarn Along

I am joining with Ginny to share a current knitting project and book!

I am reading 'The Cloister Walk' by Kathleen Norris and enjoying it very much- funny, insightful and challenging. I am knitting Pioneer, I am using some very old wool-Wendy Shetland DK in a heathery purple shade. I started using it for a cardigan for Sophia then decided that it might not be soft enough for a small person's skin!I am onto the knitting in the round part, not very exciting but will do the trick for car knitting when we travel to Durham to visit Phil's Mum!

Days out with Phil

In the midst of busy lives Phil and I try and put aside one day a week to go out together. Sometimes it is a walk, sometimes shopping, a visit to the grand-kids or a National Trust property- or any combination of these!

This is a picture from our visit to A La Ronde, near Exmouth. It is a house I have always wanted to visit and it did not disappoint! A fascinating 16 sided house built by two sisters and full of their collections. The views over the Exe estuary are stunning. Best of all it is just up the road from Topsham! A lovely place to visit,tea and cake with Phil, and hugs from Sophia and Isaac- whats not to like!!