I cannot believe that we are in June already!! The year just seems to be slipping by and it isn't until I have sat down to look through photos that I realise just how much has gone on and just how little I have shared on the blog.........very naughty!!
So I will briefly touch on the good bits!! Lets start with EYF.........
|EYF with my best friend Julie|
|Cardigan resulting from EYF Leaf by Tincan knits knitted in Ginger studios yarn|
Myself and best friend of many years have both hit our half century in the last 10 months I must point out that I am the elder of the two as if I don't.....she surely will! We were fortunate enough to travel to Spain prior to and during Easter, staying in the beautiful town of San Lucar de Barrameda which is close to Jerez and Cadiz. All about an hours drive from Seville
|Socks Sherry and Oysters - Perfect|
|Easter Sunday celebration in San Lucar|
And now we are home there are new projects to excite us the Fairyhill shawl came first but I must admit that progress is slow, I think I am just savouring working with this beautiful yarn.
|Shawl Society 2 new project Fairy Hill Shawl using Countess Ablaze Yarn|
The shop is of course in the upcoming Northern Quarter of Manchester and within walking distance of many other wonderful shops like Abakhan and Fred Aldous. I feel my fingers beginning to reach for my purse as I type....
I cannot write this blog today without mentioning the tragic events on the 22nd May 2017 in the city centre. I am proud to be a Salfordian and to also come under the banner of Mancunian. This fine City has shown how strong and full of love it is and we are even stronger now than before. The beloved bee which is all over the city means even more now than before. I have not had a bee tattoo because 1. I am not brave enough and 2. I donate blood.....you cannot donate for 6 months after a tattoo so I am going to leave it for the time being........maybe a Henna tattoo!! I am working on a pattern for crocheted bees so will pop it on the blog when it is done.......
|A symbol of a great City|
|The abandoned Mining museum in Buile Hill Park|
Salford provided shelter for our group to meet.
|We started Small!|
|Thank you Lovely Ladies for knitting in public in the COLD Damp Manchester weather|
The park which we met in is lovely and I have spent many happy years playing, walking, running and picnicking in the grounds so was delighted to knit here too!!
Where next year??? Who knows......the ladies fancy somewhere warmer!!
I think that is us caught up for now.....next time I will share my fabulous trip to the Manchester Three Rivers Gin Tour (It is fabulous) http://www.manchesterthreerivers.com/
Finally just a few shots of the moon in the sky above the chalet in the Lake District!! Come on hand dyers this would be a beautiful yarn colour!!