Happy New Year Everyone and welcome to my first Sunday Seven’s of 2016!
I’ve been away since the 29th in Settle in the Yorkshire Dales so feeling very chilled out and relaxed. There’s no way I can narrow it down to just 7 photos and that’s without including the photos of the shops I want to tell you about. That’ll just have to wait for now, but here’s a teaser!
All packed up for our road trip! I’ve gone up in the world and no longer need an IKEA bag to pack my clothes thanks to Sewchet! (she’s written a tutorial if you would like one too!).
There was some BIG puddles on the way:
And some wet flooded fields that looked more like lakes:
In less than an hour from leaving home we were in Settle!
The house we had rented overlooked the river. Luckily it rarely floods. Ours is in the middle behind the tree so you can’t see it very well!
The view from our bedroom window.
I’d taken some hand stitching to keep me busy and soon got settled. I soon had to turf Mr Thimbers up from his spot in the corner for some extra light from the lamp.
the local pub “The Lion’s Den” had some knitting in a basket by the fire for anyone to knit a few rows as they pleased. It was HUGE! Once I had knit half a dozen rows, no sooner had I put it back when another knitter started to work! Oops! I forgot to mention the lovely parents came away too!
We couldn’t do any proper walking up the hills as it was either rainy, foggy, windy or a combination of 2 or 3!
We had rides out to different places, below is in Hawes.
The Tour De France came through Hawes, though not on this!
Another day we went to Kirby Lonsdale, which is well known as a stop off point for those travelling to the Lake District and in need of a brew and a butty at Devils Bridge. We ventured into the small town and had a pint in the local pub.
There’s also one of the best crafting shops there I’ve come across, they even stock a big selection of Indie patterns, so are definitely in the 21st Century! I’ve taken lot of pics so watch out for a separate post coming shortly.
The week seemed to be all about eating! A cafe above an outdoorsy sort of shop in Ingleton makes it’s own cakes. These cherry and sultana scones were fresh out of the oven!
By New Years Eve I’d finished my hand sewing and was at a bit of a loose end so walked into the local town and bought a couple of balls of wool. We had been invited to my mums cousins (who lives nearby) for a meal on New Years Day so I thought I’d made his wife a scarf.
I made one for my mum here 2 years ago and added a button but for Mo i found a broach in a local shop that went perfectly with the sparkly scarf!
Harrison modelled it in case I didn’t get a photo of Mo wearing it!
But I did and she loved it!
Once I’d made Mo’s scarf I started a hat for me.
On Saturday H and Mr T went home for the day to watch Leeds United. I hopped on the train and 22 minutes later was in Skipton.
Found my lunch spot for next time I’m in the vicinity!
On our last night we went back to the Lion’s Den. No more knitting, but did have a delicious seafood linguine:
And a few games of UNO:
And then today we’ve had to come home. We could have stayed 2 more nights as we’d had to pay for a full week but H is back to school in the morning.
Just to finish, here’s what else I managed to make as well as Mo’s scarf in our New Year Trip.
And here’s my hat! I love the sparkly yarn. It’s sirdar Devine – I’ve been eyeing up their patterns and wondering if I could pluck up courage to make something bigger than a hat!
Now for some crazy reason WordPress is acting up on my computer so I’m now finishing this on my phone😳.
If you’re not sure about Sunday Sevens and want to give it a whirl head over to Threads and Bobbins to find out more – link on previous Sunday Seven posts!
Now I’m going to head downstairs, pour a glass of rosé, fire up the iPad and find out what everyone else has been up to this week!
Cheerio for now!