Sunday Sevens
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Sunday Seven(teens!) from Settle

Happy New Year Everyone and welcome to my first Sunday Seven’s of 2016!

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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!).

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There was some BIG puddles on the way:

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And some wet flooded fields that looked more like lakes:

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In less than an hour from leaving home we were in Settle!

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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!

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The view from our bedroom window.

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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.

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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.

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The Tour De France came through Hawes, though not on this!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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Harrison modelled it in case I didn’t get a photo of Mo wearing it!

But I did and she loved it!

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Once I’d made Mo’s scarf I started a hat for me.

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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.

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Found my lunch spot for next time I’m in the vicinity!

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On our last night we went back to the Lion’s Den.  No more knitting, but did have a delicious seafood linguine:

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And a few games of UNO:

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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.

Here’s a pin cushion caddy!  I stumbled across this last week when Lyric made one on here blog HERE. The instructions for it are HERE

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 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! 

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34 Comments

  1. Love your scarf, is it easy to make, I’ve only just started crocheting! Looking forward to reading about the shop in Kirby Lonsdale, might have to do a stop off there next time I go to the Lakes 🙂

    • The scarf is really easy, I’ll try and write a post this week, but if you can chain and do a basic single crochet (american SC, which i think is double in english! I learnt on american websites!) and count, you’ll have one made in no time!

  2. Happy New Year! I’m envious of all of these trips away I keep reading about, yours looks lovely and sounded very relaxing too, walking, pubs, crafts & foods all sound like perfect ingredients for a well deserved break. There are such lovely places up around North Yorkshire aren’t there? Looking forward to reading your post about the shop you’ve discovered too.

    • You’re right there, it’s a bit of a cliche but if we had better weather no one would need to go abroad, there are such stunning placing to go right on our doorstep. Now i’m back to reality and up to my eyes in washing and counting down the days to when we can sneak off again!

    • Happy New Year to you too! The hat will be getting plenty of wear with this miserable weather, think I’ll need to make a scarf for me too! x

  3. corrineappleby says

    That mini holiday sounds perfect – pubs, knitting, shopping, views! What more can you want? Love your hat and the scarf you made. Lovely yarn!

  4. Great post! Looks like you had a brilliant time – did you do Pen Y Ghent ( have I got that right?). What a FAB idea about the knitting in the pub too. Happy New Year to you and yours x

  5. Looks like you had a lovely holiday! And the common knitting basket is such a fun idea, I’ve never heard of anything like that.

    • I hadn’t before either, I wonder if it’ll catch on in other places! My dad though thought I’d brought it with me! Not sure how he thought I’d got it in my bag!!

  6. Oh, wow, oh WOW-ee!! All your photos look so wonderful! Am so grateful you didn’t get flooded out of this marvey almost-week. Love your hand work things, especially that yarn for your hat! And those yummy scones remind me I haven’t baked a thing here yet… Skipton! Every time I see or hear that I remember the WI women & their calendar & the movie.
    Now don’t tease us for too long, and get those piccies of all those yummy, scrummy shoppes posted! 😀

  7. That’s a shame about the hill-walking, but I love what you got up to while stuck inside. Beautiful hat and scarf–what a lovely gift! Happy new year–hope you have a fantastic 2016!

  8. Ooh! I love the hat! And I really miss the ability to just pop down to the pub for a meal, never mind the basket of knitting. That’s a brilliant idea.

  9. Happy New Year!!!! Great post! Love the scarf with a little brooch. Very vintage. Can’t wait to see you soon!! Xx

  10. When I first saw the title of your post I thought it said ‘Seattle’! However, you couldn’t get more English than this really. I sooooo miss pubs 😦

  11. What a fabulous break! I love that the tea in the cafe came in proper mugs – how good tea should be served. You were incredibly productive whilst away. I feel very slothful by comparison. Time to get going again.
    I would love the instructions for your scarf too, so I look forward to its inclusion on your blog.

    • Not sure why but wordpress isn’t working properly on my computor. I can only view my post through the normal browser. Once normal service resumes I will add the pattern – I might even get some more wool today and make me one too so I can take some pics to show you 🙂

  12. What an awesome time… I did misread the title and thought you were in Seattle! (It did look wet enough!). I love the idea of knitting left in the pub! Looks as if you had a lot of fun and what a beautiful view!

  13. Happy New Year! I though ‘Seattle’ too! I love getting away – but not too far away. I think it is just the change of scene and not having a load of chores to do. It sounded perfect. Love the knitting in a basket in that Pub! I wonder if fights break out about it! Was it all a good standard? What a draw into a pub – for those that like knitting. Beats football. x

  14. Well, I’ve found the next item on my to-do list – that pin cushion caddy! It’s nice to see that you’re finding the Ikea bag useful and I even noticed the sewing box in some photos. It’s very gratifying when you get a gift right, isn’t it? Talking of making – how much did you do while you were there?! I love the idea of a communal knitting bucket but would love to know what will happen to the finished item. Or does it never get finished? You clearly had a great time which comes across so well – I really enjoyed reading your post:)

  15. Sounds like the perfect break! Food, family and crafting = happiness! Particularly loving the knit-a-long scarf you found in the pub and H modelling that lovely scarf you made. Glad you enjoyed your break 🙂

  16. You must have surely won the “can’t keep it to seven” photo award! These are fabulous! So, I love that sparkly scarf, and your own lovely cap. I think you are ready to progress to the next pattern up. Looks like you had a great get-away! Waiting to see the post regarding that cute shop.

  17. What lovely photos to capture your week away! I love the idea of the knitting in the pub! Genious 🙂 You’ve had quite the productive week too – well done you!

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