My new knitting project: a throw based on Mitred Crosses for Japan by Mason-Dixon Knitting. This is in sock yarn on a cream Wendy Shetland base. I do not have the pattern so have made up what I think must be the numbers needed.
It is ideal travel knitting - interesting enough but not too fussy.
We were blessed with glorious weather on our trip to Cumbria. Our favourite valley walk is a circuit around Low Lorton and Boonbeck. We prefer to be away from the crowds. This walk offers little streams and shady bridges
It passes interesting houses - here, one is for sale. What can be the purpose of the steps?
We saw mamy sheep with lambs at foot, and drystone walls.
Spring flowers - primroses and wood violets - were just everwhere.
And all along the way, the accompaniment of birdsong. My husband saw a redpoll, a pied flycatcher, a reed bunting...and many others.
Finally, my commemorative sampler for the birth of the Princess Royal. The atttribution of the verse to Patience Strong suggests the source of the design.