Sunday, 22 August 2010
Greetings from North Yorkshire! Hope everyone has had a good week. We've had a really lovely family week up here in the beautiful Yorkshire town of Pickering. It does the heart and soul so much good to spend time with those you love. It was a rather different family structure in comparison with the same time last year, as we now have Oscar and our beautiful little grandaughter, Sophie. It's great to catch up and relax.We had so much simple fun!
The 'youngs' spent two or three hours 'going ape' in the beautiful Dalby Forest (a favourite haunt of Mr Snoopydog and myself). Mr S and I got to look after Sophie and Scott! :)
We spent a couple of beautifully sunny and warm days on the beach at Filey.....
We watched the steam train come in.....
We spent a gloriously warm and sunny day at Robin Hood's Bay. The views are spectacular!
We crossed the moors.....
We shared great food, wine and ale. We told stories and shared jokes. We played games! We just had such good fun! Oh............. and Oscar enjoyed his first ice-cream...
....... and Sophie enjoyed her first trip to the seaside. I think she liked it!
Knitting has taken a back-seat this past week, but I have made a little progress on one or two of the projects that I brought with me.
The Manos del Uruguay 'Artist' sweater now has a back and one sleeve!
Cookie A's 'Pomatamus' socks have one 22 row pattern repeat completed!
The Wollmeise is fabulous to work with and the pattern is very easy to follow. It's not a difficult chart, but you do need to concentrate, as each row is different. I just love the colour!!!!!
I have also managed about three inches on the 'Jules' socks, but haven't got a photo yet! I'll show you next week.
So, the 'youngs' have now gone home leaving Mr S, Oscar and I, to relax and seek out our favourite places and maybe even discover one or two new ones, for another whole week. More of our summer break next time!