Friday, July 18, 2008

Pastures new

This is where I parked up on Tuesday night. It's a lay by on the main road between Worcester and Hereford. I haven't parked up overnight in a lay by before, but it was okay. Bit noisy with traffic going past but I had my earplugs so I slept pretty well.
I was there because I'd been given a couple of drops off another driver's run because she was busy but my run was quite quiet. So I went to Hereford and beyond on Wednesday morning. Unfortunately I neglected to get any pictures of Hereford itself which is a bit of a shame because it's quite nice and the Cathedral is very impressive. I did get a shot of the farm shop on the road to Brecon that I delivered to. It's HUGE!!! I was driving along, hoping that I wouldn't miss the turning when I came round a corner and saw it. Not much chance of missing it really?
On the fibre front I started having a proper look at the book I bought at Woolfest; Cat Bordhi's "New Pathway's for sock knitters". Here's a picture of one of the trial socks that I knitted from it last weekend. It's quite interesting constructing a sock in a completely different way from usual and I'm looking forward to getting stuck into a real pair that will actually fit me. The book itself is quite difficult to deal with though and requires a lot of flipping back and forth to get the information you require. I guess this is because it's an enabling book which explains individual stages rather than a series of set instructions which one follows strictly to the letter. I'm sure I'll get the hang of it. There's a ravelry group devoted to the book and a number of the people on that have had the book spiral bound in order to make it easier to use. Worth thinking about perhaps?


Wye Sue said...

That's where I buy my meat from !!
If you are every down this way over night let me know and you can have a bed for the night - I'm fairly close to the A49 between Ross & Hereford (by the large layby with the cafe stop)

Ling said...

I've got the Cat Bordhi book and I can't wait to try it out! looks very interesting! I'll keep a look out for your progress.