A brief visit to Cumbria this last week. We made the most of our first day, the only really good walkable day, by walking along the woodlands on Loweswater shore and having lunch at the Kirkstile Inn, always a treat.
Keswick Oxfam yielded up this haul: two 100gm balls of Soay yarn from a farm in Wales. This has a lovely natural chocolate colour.
And then, crewel wool by Renaissance Yarns. Twenty-five metre skeins of lambswool dyed using natural dyes. I just had to have them.
As the week went on, so the weather worsened. Roofs were being blown off and roads blocked. We drove up the coast to enjoy the spectacle of the white horses in the Solway.
Another day we treated ourselves to lunch at the Pheasant Inn, Bassenthwaite. We have often parked here on our way to the Sale Fell walk, but never had a meal. This is their pheasant pie, and very tasty it was too, although I've never had beans served like chips in a little cup.
A merry Christmas to one and all.