Tuesday, May 13, 2008


I see I have had another long gap between postings. In that two weeks we have gone from winter to summer, one week central heating on and winter coats, the next almost a heatwave! I've had a friend staying, so we took the opportunity to get out and about. We visited the local bluebell wood, always beautiful in May. Unfortunately, I thought we could take a short cut through the school grounds, only to find the gate at the other end locked, so we had to go the long way round after all.

On the May day bank holiday, we visited Moseley Old Hall where there should have been dancing round the Maypole but the grass was too wet after rain in the morning so the dancing was in the barn. You will see that the Maypole is decorated in the old way, with flowers, apparently decoration with ribbons was a later, Victorian custom.

And what do you know, the Noro socks are finished and are a matched pair! Not yet worn so I can't comment on how they are in use.

Lots of things on the go, including some crochet, so more to show later.


RooKnits said...

The Bluebells are fab, are they at Baggeridge? I remember picking bluebells and wild garlic there when I was very little and my mum wondering what the strange smell in the house was for ages until she realised it was the wild garlic!
I love the Noro socks, I hope they aren't too itchy.

Steph said...

Gorgeous bluebells. I love the colours on those socks!