Monday, July 03, 2006

Brilliant weekend

While some folks were having a whale of a time over in Cockermouth at Woolfest, we were over the other side of the Solway Firth, getting away from it all at Balcary Bay. On a clear day you can see Maryport, but there was a lot of mist over the cliffs this weekend although it was lovely and warm. We had a brilliant weekend down there at a cottage we go to - we went paddling, walking at the cliffs, shore walking, picnicking, visiting, knitting, dining out and on a trip to Threave Gardens as well. Although we don't stay at the Balcary House Hotel, the link gives you an idea about where I'm talking about, and the cottage is just next to it. There are more photos after this main text.

So, as you can see, I have access to the digital camera again! Hurray! It involves charging the battery of another digital camera and swapping the batteries. It's a bit of a faff, but at least I can use the thing. It's actually a really good camera, apart from it's broken, which is a slight snag!

I've done a *wee* bit of knitting this weekend, not too much, but I've got days and weeks ahead of me to catch up with that. The main knitting news is that I managed to resist temptation and not break the yarn diet at either the Gem Shop in Castle Douglas, where m-i-l lives, or more importantly at the JOHN LEWIS sale! Didn't even have to particularly discipline myself - there was a fair amount of Rowan Chunky Print, Big Wool, Biggy Print etc but I'm in summer mode so I didn't even have to tear myself away from it. I know my lace knitting so far, has been lace *lite* to some, but I've joined a Lace Knitting Ring to help me get my teeth right into it. Hope to have some shawl pix to show you soon, I'm on the edging now, and each row is taking 35 mins and growing - just as well I'm on the last lap. K x


Mhairi said...

Hi Kathleen, Balcary Bay looks gorgeous, I love that part of Scotland (Great Granny from CD - Castle Douglas).
I'm planning my winter stash, so the JL sale came in handy, some Biggy Print and Alpaca Silk. Spied the Debbie Bliss silk, beautiful but not in the sale!
See you on the 21st or thereabout.

Linda said...

There was no tempting Rowan sale yarn here in Australia, either. I did buy some Debbie Bliss, I must admit.

Poshyarns said...

Oh that looks like such a lovely place and you had the weather to go with it. 35 minutes a row, eeek. Looking forward to seeing the finished results.

Carol said...

Oh what a beautiful looking location. I have never been to Scotland - hopefully one day.