Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Still here, or rather, returned

Got back from Cornwall on Sunday, just in time to attend another Guild funeral. Ah, well.

First, though, a couple of pictures from before we left. We had a few days of deliciously frosty weather, real hoar frosts.

We are not yet (dare I say three cheers?) completely done with this better than usual winter. Yes, I know I am odd. There was a little snow over night, and there may be more to come in the next couple of days. Although I did see in Cornwall a huge swathe of daffodils in full bloom! They were on a south facing slope - all the rest were still not quite fully up. But there were snowdrops in profusion, as there are here, even in our own garden.

Cornwall was....cold, sometimes sunny and very, very quiet. Far fewer visitors than usual even for February. And we did nothing. It was what the DSM needed. Fortunately, the newly found cottage we rented was lovely, and extremely warm and comfortable.

We went to the sea precisely once - and I can prove it....

The usual place, of course, on a perfect - if freezing! - afternoon.

It did mean that I managed more reading than usual, and a lot of knitting and spinning.

As you see, I finished the "Waving not drowning" socks, and immediately cast on another pair in the handspun three ply Swartbles, which are coming along very nicely. I did a great deal of spinning as well, but I think that deserves a post of its own.

I'm still a bit....something or other. But there is plenty of stuff - projects - bubbling away, so that is good.

Onward and upward.........

1 comment:

Nancy said...

Lovely pictures of the sea - so clear it's almost as if you're there...ahh. Glad you had a restful holiday.