Sunday, 5 June 2011

A lovely time was had by all

Hello my lovelies,

How are we all on this mizzely drizzley old day? Hey we cant complain about one day of rain when we have had the warmest spring for a long long time. I did so want to get out in the garden and do a bit of tidying up and planning what to do with the spots that need some colour injection. Any whoooo its given me a chance to do a little bit of house work and stuff.....yawnnnnn.

Me , hubby and Charlie choco came home yesterday from a perfect weeks break in Falmouth, Cornwall. We stayed in a barn conversion near the boating haven of Mylor Bridge. I feel soooo relaxed and full of inspiration but OH NO, ive got to go back to work tomorrow DOH.

Swift Barn Mylor Bridge
Charlie having fun

My favourite place in the whole world. Porth Kidney sands at Lelant near St Ives Cornwall. This feels like home to me and its where i will eventually live if only in my dreams.

For a couple of pounds you can catch a ferry boat ride over to Falmouth from Flushing. It is so gorgeous to go shopping on a boat.

Flushing / Falmouth ferry

Such beautiful wild hedgerows. Foxgloves and Honeysuckle grow wild everywhere in Cornwall. And the scent on evening walks is heavenly.

Falmouth Harbour at sunset

Restronguet Creek.

  My latest knitting project. Tea leaves cardigan by Melissa LaBarre. Again its knitted in the round on circular needles and is top down. Im loving top downs as there is none of that sewing up nonsense that i hate with knitting. Its a Madeline Tosh pattern that i found on RAVELRY. Against my better judgement im using Life DK yarn by Stylecraft simply because before the holiday funds were in short supply and i didnt want to spend loads of dosh on posh wool. However im quite pleased with the effect and you know at the end of the day Stylecraft yarn washes well time and time again, and if this turns out well it will have only cost me around fifteen quid for a hand knitted cardi. He He bonus.

See you soon and hope you all have a lush, creative, happy and sunny week.

Melanie x


  1. Those beach pictures look amazing - a far cry from Blackpool Beach:/

    I'm glad you have said Stylecraft yarn is good even after washing as I have just bought quite a few balls of the stylecaft brand for a new project. Was concerned with the cheapness of the yarn to what the quality would be.

    Have a good week.

    Leah x

  2. Oooooh a knitted item! I'm just learning so I'll be looking forward to cardi posts.

    I used to live in Penryn next to Falmouth when I was a girl. Aged 9 till 11. I didn't appreciate it at all. Rats! If I could just have those two years again!