Friday, August 17, 2007

I'm back!

Hello then all of you - missed me? I've been gone for 2 weeks and it seems like a month, boy am I glad to be home! We stayed at a 'borrowed house' in North Yorkshire for the first week which was fantastic. a real home-from-home kind of place (only much bigger and not as much wool!). We had glorious weather, sunny without being too hot. Just perfect. This picture was taken at Brimham Rocks - if you've never been and have children, hot foot it over there asap. The place is just a mass of these rocks which have been around for millions of years. Children are allowed to climb all over them. There aren't any signs to say 'Stand Back' or barriers to keep you firmly . on the ground. It's a massive natural adventure playground and only cost us £3.50 to get in.

We had a great week in Yorkshire - more details of trips later in the week - rounded off on the last day by a trip to Sheepish Wool Shop in Knaresbrough (another wonderful place with an extremely bonkers assistant!). So of course I just had to buy more yarn. After all, I've had a very productive time knitting on holiday. Come back tomorrow to see Forest Canopy all blocked and dried...
The second week was spent in North Wales with my in-laws. It rained. But at least I got more knitting done. (Second sock finished, Debbie Bliss Cable cardigan back and fronts finished, beaded bracelet finished) See, I so knew you'd be proud of me!

Oh, and I forgot to say - husband's reaction to the hand-made card? 'Cheapskate' was all he said. Marvellous!


Monkee Maker said...

Hurrah! I'm glad you're back! I've missed you and my comments have missed you!

Glad you had a nice time .... and you've been very diplomat about your time away with your outlaws. ;-)

So what did your hubby get you for your anniversary? I'm guessing it wasn't something lovingly hand-made and unique?

Working Mom Knits said...

If I'd gotten here first I'd have said everything that Monkee maker said : )

Thanks for the post card!


mushroommeadows said...

I thought your anniversary card was lovely!

Anyway, your comment on monkee maker's blog about whether or not pi is in the equation was hilarious!!! :)

julie said...

Welcome back - glad you managed to squeeze some knitting time in! Hope your husband is feeling the weight of lots of severe 'paddington stares' from all us handmade appreciaters!

picperfic said...

you've been busy! Hope you've come back all refreshed and eager to go! I must get back into the swing of looking at blogs again...I've gone a bit doolally since the events of last Sunday! Welcome back!