Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Month of Socks......it's all about the socks, this week.

Hello, I hope you all had a good weekend, we spent the weekend in beautiful West Wales in the glorious sunshine, we couldn't have picked a better weekend.

The Month of Socks is still running over on the Must Stash Podcast Ravelry Group and also Molly from A Homespun House Podcast, is also running a sock KAL. May really is the month for socks, so this week I've just been knitting on socks. I've been working on my Jesse Socks and on Saturday, I spent the day knitting on them at the beach. They are nearly finished and will have a FO to show you on Friday.

The other socks I've been knitting on are my stripy socks using Twisted Limone Tangy Sock yarn, a fab self striping yarn. I spent a lot of time in the car this weekend, so I knit quite a bit on these, I had finished the first one but wasn't happy with the cuff. I've undone it and have knit a twisted 1x1 rib instead, I think it looks neater than a regular 1x1 rib. I've just put the waste yarn in for the heel on the second sock, so hope to have these finished by the end of May.

Though I've spent a lot of time reading this week, I'm still on The Butterfly Box by Santa Montefiore, it's a long book but I love saga's that run over the years. All the characters are very interesting, though I feel like shaking a couple of them, they are very likeable. My Kindle broke this week, so I'm now reading on my phone.

Check out Ginny's Yarn Along, Nicloe's Keep Calm, Craft On and Tami's WIP Wednesday for more Work in Progress, this week.

Here are a few photos of my weekend, you always know you're in Wales when the sheep just wander along the road, without a care in the world.

On the way to the hotel, we stopped off at Aberaeron, a gorgeous Regency seaside town. It is such a pretty town, with lots of lovely gift shops and coffee bars, it even has a little wool shop where I couldn't resist a couple of skeins of 100% llama yarn.

After looking around the town we had a stroll to the sea front and had a spot of lunch, doesn't food taste so much better when you are sat outdoors with views like this ?

Next, we drove down to New Quay, a harbour town made famous by Dylan Thomas, who moved there in 1944. It's also famous for dolphin watching and I was lucky enough to see some, very close to shore, I can't tell you how excited I was!!!!

Here I am wearing my Global Nomad Cowl, sat on the sea wall watching the dolphins.

We arrived at the Gellifawr Hotel, late afternoon, where we were staying in one of their self catering cottages, it was beautiful and very comfortable. Behind the white gate, is a water wheel so while we were sat outside, we could here the gentle, relaxing, flow of water. The hotel is very isolated, high in the Welsh Hills of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, perfect for a relaxing break.

I made the most of the mornings, sat in this rocker with the sunlight beaming through and knitting, bliss!!!

We had breakfast Al Fresco, enjoying croissants, fresh orange juice and coffee, with nothing but the baaing of sheep and running water. Sadly, the weekend went too fast, I could of easily stopped another few days.

Thanks for stopping by, have a good week.

xxxxDebxxxx

 

19 comments:

Amy at love made my home said...

It looks like a lovely place to visit, very pretty indeed. How fun that you got to do some dolphin watching, not the normal sort of thing that you get to see at the beach. Your cowl looks lovely on you too! xx

Lynnda said...

Lovely photos Deb!! And I'm loving your socks .. Gorgeous colours!! Hugs x

Jo said...

Hi Deb, Socks, strawberries and sunshine, you lucky lady! Love Jo x

Andria said...

Hurray for socks. I had no idea May was sock month! Your pictures are fabulous, and so is your cowl!

Heather said...

The socks look lovely!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Gorgeous photos ... looks like you had an amazing weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mamasmercantile said...

What a delightful place to visit, the photos truly are lovely. The cowl looks beautiful.

elisabethandree said...

Thanks for posting your photos, it is nice to look at them. The cowl looks beautiful and I am (still) a fan of your socks with those delicious stripes:)

Lily Boot said...

wales looks soooo pretty! And knitting at the beach is one of my favourite things to do. Your cowl is lovely and the red sock are awesome! Love the colours of the striped socks too.

Ginx Craft said...

What a busy time. There really is nothing like knitting on a beach. Just watched a TV programme about Dylan Thomas, which although a bit depressing as he died at the end, also showed his beautiful Welsh home.

CathieJ said...

Thank you for the photo tour. What a picturesque place. Your cowl is quite pretty (as is the person wearing it) and your socks are wonderfully colorful. I love the blue/green yarn.

Sarah said...

Goodness, how I WISH I could someday utter the words "You know you're in Wales when..." Lovely lovely lovely pictures. I love the picture of you on the sea wall, what a fun glimpse!

The Knitting Kat said...

I am head over heels for your twisted limon socks! I'm really thinking I might need to get a skein or two for myself!

Linda R said...

That sounds like the most wonderful trip. How fun to see dolphins. I am Loving your knitted socks. They look amazing.

Hugs~

thesnailgarden said...

Lovely photos of your trip to Wales. Reading your post I almost feel as though I was there too! Great photo of you modelling your new cowl. Best wishes, Pj x

Ros Crawford said...

Lovely photos! That's a great accessory your shawl/cowl ... looks lovely!

Ira Huberts said...

Beuatiful shots of a great outing, love your cowl, looks good on you Deb! Ira x
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My Simple Life said...

the socks looks lovely. lovely pics from wales.nice blog!!!
greetings regina

Kepanie said...

I have such sock envy. When I get some garments under my belt, I will slip in some socks.
I love how you go to all these lovely and charming places around you. I am dying to go across the pond. Some day, sigh.