I intended not to write the blog for the next few week ……getting away from it all!!! But in the spirit of knitting envy ……..
The journey was of epic proportions, the 6 hour first stage took longer than 8. Averaging 34 miles an hour. Included were wind blown branches, scenic tours of Newtown, Kerry and Abermule; lunch at Howard’s cafe; detours for queues at Pant, Oswestry, and a huge wind turbine. That only got us to the M6 at 5pm on a summer Friday….. it was not pretty. The leisurely arrival at the B&B aand pub grub, turned into an M&S sandwich at Burton Services and arrival after dark. It have been could be worse.
The B&B however turned out to be a gem, only 3 miles from the M6 on the Annan river at converted mill site. Otters and red squirrels before breakfast, things were looking up. (So much so we are stopping off there on the way back!) Then another significant journey 3 hours in the car to Oban and another 3 plus, on a packed ferry …..we arrived late Saturday evening…… we were nearly there yet???
Well two days in and I have started the grey cardigan, with a few alterations in design…
Oh yes….. this is the view from the cottage bench where I have been knitting in the sunshine.
Knitting envy anyone???