🌼The Craft Room

It’s been a few months since I’ve posted. So, what have I been up to? Well, lots of gaming- Twilight Princess HD took up several weeks. I also finished Links Awakening DX. Some amazing tv shows (latest GOT anyone? ) , a few great novels and of course knitting. 

In May we went camping to the Brecon Beacons. We saw the highest waterfall in Wales 

 and climbed a mountain! 

The main big change is that I have moved house. In April we found a lovely place and we made the move at the end of May. 

As it’s a 3 bed property I now have my very own craft room. 

 It’s still a WIP. The TV isn’t permanent, I just set it up for some retro gaming. I need some more storage and a desk for the sewing machine, but my yarn finally has a home. 

 

Now that we are settled in I’ve been carrying on with Hiraeth. 

I’m on the third & final section. Drops Lace has been a dream to knit with again.  I’m  definitely hooked on shawls now! 

I’m still hoping to finish / frog all my UFOS this year. I want to make plans for existing yarn, knit up all my kits and plan a few projects for the house.  

💖Exciting times! 💖

Happenings

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Autumn is upon us, bare trees and crunchy leaves. Cold blue days and dark evenings indoors. Its a beautiful season and I’ll be taking lots of pictures like these to capture the full pallet.

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Last month while it was still technically summer, we went on our annual September jaunt. This time we branched further afield to Somerset.

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Poole Bridge campsite is situated right in a valley with a river running through it and plenty of rambling country nearby.
We stayed for 4 nights to make it worthwhile as the drive there took 4.5 hours (and the drive back took 7!! )

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The site was gorgeous, very quiet and the owners were super friendly but were only there twice a day or sometimes not at all!

The only problem we had was the fox which kept trying to steal our food! We’d already seen the sign about the marauding ninja squirrels (I’m not kidding!) but this fox really wanted in. One night I made the mistake of leaving a pack of teabags out after dark and she made off with them! 40 teabags ruined with fox slobber!

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On day 2 we decided to walk into the nearby village of Porlock. Let’s just say I think we took the long way round. About 1.5 hrs trip and some of the steepest hills I’ve encountered. After avoiding eye contact with some cows and accidentally startling a grouse we made it to the village.

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This is The Ship Inn on Porlock High St. I had two pints of gorgeous Pear Rattler cider which really hit the spot after that walk. OH had Cheddar Gorge, an incredibly strong looking orangey cider.

The walk back was shorter but so much harder. It took that record for steepest hills I’ve ever encountered and stomped on it!! My knees & thighs were screaming as were everyone else’s. We stopped midway for a rest and I was so tired I didn’t even care that the log I was sitting on was covered in spiders!
Needless to say the next day we had a chilled day at the site.

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On day 3 we visited the pebble beach at Porlock Weir.

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It was a gogeous view as you can see and well worth a visit.
All in all a wonderful holiday.

Yarnings

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Actually not much new on the knitting front. This is an Italy hat I’m knitting for a former colleague. My leaving finally prompted him to buy the yarn but try as I might I couldn’t quite finish it for my last day.
Think I’ll whip up a side of mittens with that! This is my first attempt at vertical striped rib, its not looking too bad at all.
Other than that I haven’t done that much apart from carry on with the heart eyelet wrap.
I’ve been distracted from new projects by the return of Walking Dead, Homeland and AHS, plus when we went on holiday I got back into Animal Crossing…where’s a girl supposed to fit it all in??

Weekend in Wales

I had a much needed holiday from work last week, I caught up on my weather scarf which I have sadly neglected a little (*must do better*). Watched some movies and tv show, got my hair cut and generally chilled out.

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On Friday A and I set off on a much anticipated camping trip to Wales with friends.
We chose a campsite by the Wnion River near Dolgellau. I got loads of time with Itaca in the car and its progressing really well!

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The drive was great fun, we took two cars and had walkie talkies to keep in contact!

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The campsite didn’t disappoint…

This is the main entrance, the reception and facilities are all located there along with the static caravans and the main camping areas.

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As there was a group of 5 of us we got the field opposite the campsite away from the families. We’re not a noisy bunch but we like to stay up late and we don’t want to disturb anybody.

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The field was really big, we parked the cars at the top of the slope and ferried everything down.

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It was empty so we had our pick!
We got a spot under a big tree right by the river

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We pitched our tents around the fire pit and made ourselves at home…

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Everyone had a brilliant night eating,drinking and toasting marshmallows on the fire!

On Saturday we went into Dolgellau and got some food from the local shops.

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Then after chilling out in the sun for a bit we went for a walk to take in the scenery and build our appetites for dinner.

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Then back to the campsite for a bbq and another night by the fire.

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I can’t resist taking pictures of glow sticks!

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Before I knew it the morning came, plenty of time for breakfast and then packing up…

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Had an absolutely fab weekend, would highly recommend the campsite and came back totally relaxed. Good times with great friends plus tons of knitting time!