Friday just crept up on me, so I am holding an afternoon session of my online Knit and Natter group, here on the internet, hope you can join me.
It has been a very nice week. The weather continued to be mild and sunny for Autumn. The leaves on the trees have been very pretty. Bees have been most busy in the ivy, ladybirds seem to have appeared from nowhere and I released a very pretty Peacock butterfly from the house, which should not have been about at this time of year. Sadly this warmth is to come to an end this weekend with a cold wind from Iceland, and maybe some snow, noooooooooooo.
I had one of these this week.
Many flowers, books and of course cake.
So a day out was called for. First stop Roundhay Park in Leeds, for lunch.
Which looked rather wonderful, and we shall be back for a proper walk. I can recommend the Lakeside Cafe should you ever be in Leeds.
After that onto my chosen destination Armley Mills- a woollen mill and industrial museum.
I do love a good museum and this is certainly one.
I am fascinated by the old mills, especially the ones in Leeds as my ancestors worked in them. Maybe this one. There was a demonstration of the wool spinning going on- just one machine- oh so noisy and the dreadful diseases the workers all contracted. My 3x great-grandfather was a cloth dresser which means he was responsible for sending out the cloth once it had been finished- a non hazardous job thankfully, which meant he died of old age, according to his death certificate.
Afterwards we stopped off for a meal, before having cake with coffee at home. Now that is my kind of birthday. I wonder what you all prefer to do on your special day.
Onto the knitting then- back of grey baby jumper finished, front cast on. Last two tiles for the Eastern Jewels blanket done, and first row of the border completed. I may have a finish to share in the next few days.
So what about the weekend? Well the clocks go back to GMT on Sunday. I read an interesting letter in our local paper about what to do with that extra hour- not sleep- but do something to help a good cause. Later on I read another article asking you to fill a bag for a charity. So bingo- I shall fill a bag with some stuff for a charity shop, maximum time to locate objects- one hour.
But first tomorrow, I mentioned before having found a patchwork class- well it starts in February and runs for 7 weeks, all day on a Saturday- pretty please may this class actually happen- everything I express an interest in recently has been cancelled due to lack of participants. Anyway there is an open day in the home of the tutor showing her work and that of her students. So that’s where I am off.
But what about you? Love to hear your plans for the weekend. Please join in the natter, without you this post is nothing.
Take care and Be Happy,