Welcome to my blog. I live, knit and craft near the Northumbrian Coast (but not too near – the waves won't be splashing my knitting!).There's a story in every stitch, every grain of sand, every blade of grass. I thought I'd blog about it…
This week found us snacking at Nelsons at the Park in Swarland, Northumberland. in the heart of the village, overlooking the children’s playground and sports field.
We opted for our favourite cheese scones, though the cakes on display are very tempting, Here the scones are generously proportioned and exceptionally cheesy, with a deliciously crusty outside and crumbly centre. To drink, I had a very indulgent hot chocolate (chocolate orange flavour), topped with lashings of whipped cream, a little bucket full of marshmallows and a couple of chocolate orange segments. Mum had a filter coffee. As always, one of the friendly team at Nelsons came over to offer her a top up.
It was a perfect way to cheer up a dull, wet November afternoon,
Those attending today’s Knit and Natter group at Alnwick Medical Surgery, once again brought along an impressive haul of beautiful handknitted items. The little angel tops for premature babies are proving popular with some of the knitters, along with hats, baby cardigans and bootees. The item in the foreground is one of the “fish and chip baby” tops that we’ve made for a maternity clinic in Zambia, Knitted items were needed because newborns were being wrapped in newspaper (like fish and chips) to keep warm. We are grateful for all the donations of yarn and knitting needles that have been donated to help us make these items.
Over the weeks we’ve also swapped knitting and crochet patterns, taught each other new techniques and made some good friends. Sometimes there’s more nattering and laughter than knitting!
We were all pleased to see that the refurbishment of the room where we meet is going well – we now have new lighting and windows!
The practice staff are very supportive and have totally embraced knitting too – here is Jon, who managed to find a spare moment to knit in a break from officiating at a swimming gala.