Sunday, 17 April 2011

GREETINGS FROM NORTH YORKSHIRE!


Good evening! We are enjoying a peaceful and relaxing week here in North Yorkshire, but I thought I would just pop in to say 'hello', being as we had surprise visitors for the day today.


 Little Sophie and her folks, including Scott, of course, came to see us.  Oscar was VERY excited! Sophie is wearing the little jacket I made for her a while ago. It's had lots of wear!


 We enjoyed a delicious pub Sunday lunch together and have then spent hours in the beautiful Dalby Forest. Needless to say, Mr Snoops and I are now in need of a relaxing evening at the cottage. So that's good news as it means I have time to talk to you, whilst he catches up on today's London Marathon goings on. The elder Miss Snoopydog's boyfriend and his sister successfully completed the course for the second year running. Alas the younger Miss Snoops was injured, but was able to defer her place for next year.

I packed a selection of knitting projects to bring up with me, but so far have managed very little knitting time. I have my 'Spriteling', with a few more rows completed but not enough to make it worth a showing this week, the 'Lilac Pool Socks' with no further progress and Sophie's little jacket with no more progress.


 However, I have restarted the 'Cinder Block Socks' using a plain dye yarn. They do look so much better. I'm using some Wollmeise Sockenwolle 80/20 Twin in the colourway 'Sabrina'. The stitch definition is excellent and the pattern well accentuated.


That's about it on the knitting front. The weather has been so lovely, that we have been out and about for most of our stay, so far. Long may it continue, as I just love the warm Spring sunshine and new growth. I'll leave you with a few more shots of our stay, so far......


We're having a great time! Hope you have a good week too!

17 comments:

Ozzy Blackbeard said...

It's lovely to see Sophie's cardigan being modelled! The sock is looking fab, I love the pattern and the colour.

two bones and a bagle said...

Dalby Forst is a lovely part of the world I haven't been for quite some time. The baby jack is so sweet and so are the doggy friends. Enjoy the rest of your holiday.

josiekitten said...

Looks like you are having a great time! Happy holidays! xx

sophie...^5 said...

Oscar is one lucky pooch...your countryside is beautiful...mmm...just love it. Thank goodness for blogging...otherwise I would never had known your world existed. Thanks for this!

Louise said...

I like the colour of your sock. Beautiful countryside!

Kathy said...

Looks like you are all having a wonderful time up north! I love the photo of Oscar and Scott together. they look they are good buddies!
Enjoy the rest of your holiday!
xxx

Sarah said...

It looks lovely there Ros. Glad you are having a fun time. Sophie looks good in her jacket!

melissa said...

looks like you're having a wonderful time!

i especially enjoyed the last grouping of photos - gorgeous!!

Tracy said...

LOVELY, Ros! So sweet to see Sophie in her stripy cardi. And love that top photo of Oscar. Loved ones, pooches, knitting, the great outdoors... Look like you're having a wonderful break! Happy Days ((HUGS))

Stadtwaldvogel said...

I can see you had a great weekend, Ros! I like the Cinder Block Socks in that colorway. Enjoy the time with your family! Yours, Julia

Stadtwaldvogel said...

Hi Ros! Thanks for your comment about my handspun yarn! If you like to swap I can tell you I am not looking for other handspun yarn. So if you have other yarn to offer feel free to tell me. :-)
Yours, Julia

Jenny said...

Being in North Yorkshire would be good enough but having Sophie there looking gorgeous in her cardy, the dogs and all that yarn is beyond perfect. Have a wonderful week.

Lyn said...

Have Fun!
xxx

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

Sophie looks sweet in her little jacket...
Everything is so green there... we had snow today. I think Spring has forgotten us.
The lads appear to be enjoying the holiday sharing time together too.
Enjoy your week.
Susan x

Maggie and Mitch said...

Sophie looks adorable in her little cardi!
Love the picture of the goat through the fence!

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Happy Easter Ros and Oscar :o) xXx

*❀*ℳḯʟʟḯ℮ ℳεα∂☺ωSẘℯℯ☂*❀* said...

lucky Sophie, the cardi is so sweet :o) and the shawl is beautiful!

very handsome doggies too :o)