According to the weather forecast, it’s not going to last much beyond the weekend, but the last couple of days we’ve seen, and felt, some proper sunshine. Yesterday we headed down to visit Great-grandparents by the seaside, the long and rather hot car journey giving the boy a chance to develop his own unique brand of summer style.
Today we stayed closer to home, with ‘him indoors’ chipping away at the heap of packing we need to do over the next few weeks. As the cloudless skies carried on into the afternoon we all decamped to a sun soaked garden and Penelope the chicken got a thorough house clean. Above is the view from my deckchair- yes, the small hillock my hand is resting on is in fact the ever expanding bump, which goes some way to explain why I was in the deckchair doing crochet, instead of helping out!
>Okay, you’ll have to excuse me a big pun on this one, but I couldn’t resist! You see, we treated ourselves to a lovely breakfast at Low Sizergh Barn this morning en route to Kendal (shoe shopping, yarn shopping and haircut!). We’ve still to get around to the Farm Trail, but had a little visit to the chickens on our way in.
Those chickens were, of course, fully hatched and ready for counting, but I do have a bit of a superstition about counting chicks of the human baby kind until they are safely here e.g. I don’t like making things for the new arrival until they have arrived. My way around it is to make stuff for ‘non specific babies who may just turn up’. Just now there are a couple of these imminent, not to mention our own, so I’ve been indulging in rather too much purchasing of Debbie Bliss Eco Aran and Eco Baby. I’m really enjoying knitting with soft but vibrant colours and yarn that feels gorgeous. Won’t say anymore about what and for whom, but keep your fingers crossed for those hatchings!