On our way down to the cottage in Pembrokeshire, we chanced to stop off at Laugharne, a serendipidous visit. First, a spectacular ruined castle stands over the estuary. We were amazed to see a heron in residence mid-stream.
A short walk along a promenade brings you to the boathouse, once home to Dylan Thomas, and his wife Caitlin. Here, the shed used as a study. The view acoss the estuary must have been endlessly beguiling.
Round at the cottage itself, we enjoyed both Welsh cakes and bara brith, and proper tea in proper cups. This set the standard for other teas on this holiday, many of which fell sadly short.
I find myself tempted by the idea of another cabled throw, knitted in strips. The one made for Kate Davies on Needled is the inspiration. I have started with the central motif cable from Alice Starmore's St Brigid, which is nowhere near as complex as it looks. The yarn is a heavy Aran, and I just wonder whether itis producing too rigid a fabric. We'll see.