Saturday, 15 February 2014

weather and stuff

The UK continues to be battered by wind, rain  and flooding.  The south west of England has born the brunt of this onslaught but now the Thames valley has began to suffer as well. Luckily here things are not too bad and despite the rain being more than a nuisance we are OK. Last year some were complaining about the freezing cold and the snow disruption but give me snow any day.

Last Saturday was a surprisingly nice day and so we took a trip to Yorkshire Sculpture Park. So now we have seen it in three seasons, summer, autumn and winter.

I particularly wanted to see the exhibition by Angie Lewin it is only on for one more week so you will have to be quick. I spent my Christmas money on a tote bag in the YSP shop. My bag collection is growing.

I am in the process of making my latest woven bag. It is progressing but the woven strap is shorter than the ones I have knitted in the past. Consequently I have been researching warping boards so that I can weave longer pieces of fabric. At the moment I can weave just under the length of the kitchen table.

The hat I am knitting is on hold because I ran out of yarn. I did not check that particular style needed two 50gram balls. I have managed to order another ball and I am not too worried about dye lots as it is one of those variagated types so it won't notice too much.

My Mother Nature summer tree is coming along nicely. She needs assembling so I can start embellishing.
There are not enough hours in the day to accomplish everything I want to do.


Soggibottom said...

Lovely to see at least one photo without water :-) :-) :-) Can't wait to see your new bag xxxxxx

Mary Ann said...

Me too:)

Sally said...

I would much rather have snow too! I have missed the frost and snow this winter.

I must visit the sculpture park one day. One of my girls went with school once.