Sunday, 10 April 2016

ALL GOOD THINGS COME TO AN END...


 

The Easter holidays have been and almost gone! The two weeks have been a very welcome chance to unwind, relax, meet up with family and knit! We spent the second week in North Yorkshire and although the weather was not the finest, we had a lovely time. Oscar did too!

These gorgeous foot warmers were started as travelling socks on the long journey northwards, but the beautifully bright self-striping yarn made for pretty addictive knitting. The pair were completed in record time!

I started this little cardigan for Evie's new brother or sister, due to be born in May and managed to complete on the journey homewards on last Friday. Here it sits awaiting seaming. It might have to wait patiently, as it's a job I hate!


This morning, the final day of the holidays,  dawned bright and sunny with a stunning clear blue sky, which was very welcome relief after the cold and rain of yesterday. The beach it had to be! We were up, ready and gone by 9.30 a.m. and on the beach after a speedy cup of coffee. Holkham, on the North Norfolk coast has to be one of the most beautiful of beaches anywhere. In fact, it IS the most beautiful! 



To avoid the cardigan seaming job, I started a cute sweater for the new baby too. I hope he or she is going to like my thoughtfully chosen 'spring greens' colour! I'm not so sure my daughter will ;-)

We stopped off for a bite of lunch at Blickling Hall, before heading homewards just as the clouds began to roll in.

All in all, a lovely Easter break!

7 comments:

josiekitten said...

Looks like you had a fabulous holiday. Good luck with the seaming, it will be fine! I really like the green yarn, I bet you will be able to find some cute buttons to accessorise it! Hope work is ok, I am not looking forward to school tomorrow one little bit! Roll on Whitsun!! xxx

busybusybeejay said...

Glad You had a good holiday and obviously fitted lots into it.When I was teaching I never minded the summer term,lighter evenings,the thought of six weeks off etc.Can you believe my daughter,after 13 years in Year 6, is going to Reception!!!!Barbarax

Mitch and Molly said...

It looks like you had a sensational time! We can't wait to see the cardis finished☺

Jenny said...

Yorkshire and yarn, what more could you want. I do like that cardy colour too.

Anna Prasad said...

What a lovely break, we are in our last week of three. Loving the bright socks, and like you I also don't like sewing up, so I pick projects that don't require too much. I love that spring green, gorgeous!

Willow said...

You could find a pattern that doesn't require seaming--Baby Surprise Jacket, top down raglan cardi... no seaming patterns are a favorite at Willow's Cottage. Beautiful photos of the seashore! I think you'd love the Pacific Coast of the US :)

Tracy said...

Sooo VERY glad you & yours had a lovely break! A change of scene and re-charging the batteries is always a very, very good things. And when knitting can be done too, so much the better! ;) Happy Spring Days ((HUGS))