Saturday, 16 June 2012

Caravan Living !

 I've had two wonderful weeks off work :-)  The second week we spent on holiday in Yorkshire, It's been a long time since we holidayed in this country.  DH's job involves the refurbishment of holiday parks and so he can spend half the year living on holiday parks in a caravan, so understandably he wants something a little different when we go on holiday.  
But anyway the chance to have a relatively cheap get away came up so we took advantage for a change of scenery :-)

(our home for the week)

I must admit that I quite like 'caravan living'.  There is something cosy about it, and of course there is nothing like a cup of caravan tea and a cooked breakfast, lol.
We took in a few sights while we were there, Whitby and Whitby Abbey being one of them.
This was my first visit to Whitby and the Abbey, the town was lovely and the Abbey is just stunning, or it would have been in it's day.  It must have been so impressive, standing there on the hillside.





Love the detail in the stonework

You can get a sense of how tall it is by the people in the photo
This was the high altar



The next three photos are me trying to be arty farty, lol





 Our next stop was Robin Hood's Bay.  Nothing at all to do with the legend that is Robin Hood, this was a small fishing village set on a very steep incline.  Very pretty and well worth a visit.

From the top looking towards the bay from the coastal path


The very steep road down 

Pretty little pathway up to the Church.  There were so many lovely little houses with paths like this, all filled with colourful plants

Down where the fishermen used to bring in their catch

I read somewhere that there are many rocks here from the Jurassic period and fossils can be found



I took along some knitting for the week (much easier to carry than stitching :-)
I found this pattern on Ravelry while looking for pattern for a blanket / throw, it's called Hip to be Square Blanket.

Just simple knit and purl squares that are quite effective when put together :-)



I'm using Hayfield Bonus Aran with 20% wool and I'm using it double.  so far it's knitting up great - and fast!


That's it for now, I've a few more photos of our trip to share next time, and at the rate I'm going with the blanket i might even have a finish to share !
Take care x

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Dandy Dreams Winner!

My DH did the honours of picking a winner for Dandy Dreams.
I put everyone's name in a basket.....


And DH picked out...

STITCHERANON!!

Congratulations!  
Sorry but i do not know your name, lol

Please email me your postal address and i will get the chart in the mail to you right away, well not tonight obviously, because it's too late, but tomorrow for sure :-)


I hope you enjoy stitching this one as much as i did :-)
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PS. email is hydenseek61atyahoodotcodotuk