4 July 2015

Bury St Edmunds

Today we have enjoyed the market town of Bury St Edmunds.  We've not been for a while so decided to pay a visit as we had things to do in the area first thing.

No visit to Bury is complete without a visit to the abbey gardens and a walk around the grounds. Fortunately last nights storm hadn't spoiled the rose garden too much, and gave us some much needed rain, though we ended with a very hot and humid day.  We collected some goodies for a picnic and enjoyed some time in the shade people watching.

Joan this one is for you......

The rose garden....

On the way home to collected Jess from Claire and Max's wedding reception, leaving her mummy and daddy to have fun.... not expecting to see them too early tomorrow, not that we mind in the least.

1 July 2015

WIP Wednesday

Hi all its Wednesday again.  Since last week I've not done too much knitting. The hooded cardigan has just the sleeves to go, it looks a bit on the big side but it measures as the pattern so must be right! The pattern is Knitted Hooded Jacket from Twilleys of Stamford.  I'm doing 12-18 month size which is for a 22" chest but knits to 26", so a jacket rather than a cardigan.  Yarn is King Cole Big Value DK

The cardigan for me has been frogged and I have started another with the same yarn.  Forgot to photograph it, so this will have to wait til next time.  I only have about 2" done anyway

So what have I been doing if not knitting?  Well, I've been reading I'm stuck into the latest C J Sansom - Lamentation, its the next instalment of the Shardlake books.

I love historical books so this is perfect.  I try to read a bit before I go to sleep but this is such a hefty tome that you run the risk of concussion if you fall asleep!!!!

As well as reading I have been playing with the settings on my camera trying shooting RAW rather than fine which gives you jpegs.  There are some noticeable differences, but they take so much longer to download and render.

I took some bark photos, I'd love your comments on what some of them look like...... keep it clean!

Try to keep cool as we sizzle in the heat, currently 28c (82f) in the shade.  Off to make a cooling drink