Sorry, no movie clips as I almost forgot to take any! But here they are.......................
So here's our youngest member! This is second visit. Because his Mum's holding him up, he looks so much older, but he's just 3 months old. Little H, isn't he wonderul? Oh and Mum is a great crocheter! She creates her own patterns and sells her hand made goods at our LYS.
Nita is a spinning whiz! She is working on some socks for her Dad made with a fleece we brought back for her from Shetland, while we were at Knit Camp, last year. She has spent many evenings here with Steve, helping him with his spinning.
Trisha is a crocheter and her work is beautiful! She makes and sells babywear from vintage patterns.
Penny is a lovely lady, but hasn't been too well lately, so she isn't working on a project here. She just loves Little H and was chatting to him while I snapped this. He was giggling back by the way
Here is Anne, this is her first visit for a while because she is a fantastic singer and has been involved in a couple of shows in the community where she lives. She is a beautiful knitter. She enjoys making toys but is trying her hand at larger projects
Our best wishes to all you who meet in that Little Red Barn at Jacob's Reward Farm! We love reading about you all and hearing all your news.
During Dad's stay, the weather was wonderful and we travelled, mostly by bus, allover the place!
We went over to the coast to meet up with daughter #3 several times, for lunch. After seeing her, we would then go for a walk. There is a walk that Dad enjoys, as there are plenty of rest stops.
I know this is a poor shot, but we were surprised to see this Great Crested Grebe in the park. They are usually veryshy birds, yet there were plenty of people around, some were fishing. He did his own bit of fishing, diving to the bottom for such a long time, we thought we'd lost him! Take a look at the link, as well as some better pictures,
there is a great little clip showing the courtship 'dance' these pretty little birds do, once they have chosen their mate.
They are just the most delightful little birds and you can find out quite a bit about them on the same site.
Those who are members of Ravelry (the online community of fibre crafters), will know that every year, during the summer, many people, especially spiners take part in an event called The Tour de Fleece. This takes place while the Tou de France is happening. Unlike the cyclists who ride over mountains finishing up on the Champs Elysées in Paris, France. I do not spin, as regular readers will know, I leave that to Steve! So I set myself the challenge to make as many shawls during the 3 weeks as I could. Here's what I managed to make...............
Celaeno, from Rosemary Hill's ebook, 7 Small Shawls to Knit.