~a few days~

~we had two half days at the new forest show this year~

*a coppice man's makeshift stove~oddly the man was a wiltshire man with the same name as one of my wiltshire ancestors, Poynting*

*steam driven apple press~the juice tasted fantastic*

*steam driven hay baler*

i took a lot more photos but they seem to be taking forever to upload~we had a great time however but we arrived home exhausted each day.
we brought home some local scrumpy...funny how its local but we only buy it at the show each year.however in october they are having a cider fayre so we have put it down on our calender to go and replenish our stock.


i had a parcel through the post from my good friend, the welsh wizard...

from starchild in glastonbury some lovely tea to bring on sleep~gorgeous with a spoon of honey at bedtime


our garden has been enjoying some rain this week and we have had a new resident pass through and decide to stay


my crochet is coming along nicely and i have two 'practice' blanket projects on the go with wool i have had in my knitting bag for a few years.

this is my first ever attempt at granny squares and i am quite pleased with my work...

this is debbie bliss merino aran i am working with a 4.5 hook.
i don't have too much of this to this project will probably be a small cot blanket.

this is rowanspun 4 ply worked with a 3.0 hook.
again i do not have too much of this, i have found it has been discontinued but maybe able to source some more.
i intend to just keep working until i run out but hopefully i will have enough to make a decent, single size blanket.
i love this a lot, it feels almost slightly felted/tweedy, but is so thin, so its making quite delicate squares.

i love rowan yarn...an awful lot...and now i have become crochet obsessed...yes i said obsessed. yes, i lay abed thinking of projects i can work on as my work improves and get out my hook and yarn instead of my laptop with my first tea of the day...i digress...i love rowan yarn and spend more time than i should at their website drooling, yes, drooling over their yarns and patterns...go have a look and i defy you not to fall in love.