Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Another busy day.

Now that I can drive again I seem to have got back into my old ways of dashing here and there - I shall have to watch it.

I have re-joined Wensleydale Writers' Group and there was a meeting this morning. I have not written for so long (other than this blog) so I think it is important that I give it a chance, to see if it rekindles my ability to write. H, at whose house we have meetings, had the most wonderful agapanthus in her lovely garden, so am posting a shot here for you to see.

This afternoon a friend, M, came up from Ripon and we went to the Wensleydale Sheep shop, which is at the bottom of our lane. I do love these little specialist shops. This one is a tiny one in the yard of a farm, where the owners keep a flock of Wensleydale sheep (black ones and white ones). They have out-knitters who knit garments for them, they have wool in variously dyed colours, patterns, bits and pieces made of wool, and (what my friend was looking for) 'tops' for felt-making. She has gone home with a large 'ball' of wool for felting so that she can make a teddy.

A cup of tea, a chocolate digestive and an hour's chat completed the afternoon. As she left it poured with rain but now, as I write, the sun is shining and it is a lovely evening.


John Going Gently said...

my kind of day me thinks
lovely little shop.. we all should be going to such places and buying "small and often"
to keep them going at this time of recession

Pomona said...

Just my sort of shop! It sounds like a lovely day out.

Pomona x

Unknown said...

Just love agapanthus.. they remind me of my Mum, and her love for her garden... do hope she's found a nice garden in heaven,

Vicky x

Doohie said...

I'm just making up a bag which I've knitted from a kit bought at the Wensleydale sheep shop. It will be on my blog when it's finished. I was browsing their websight yesterday.

Elizabeth said...

Such a worthwhile day, Weaver.
All of it sounds such fun.

Heather said...

The agapanthus is so lovely - ours have gone over now. What a treat to have a shop like that at the bottom of your lane. It looks full of irresistible goodies.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Oh that shop sounds wonderful! I'm always happy to hear about projects that use wool these days, as it seems that wool is often nowadays classified as 'agricultural waste' because the market has collapsed (how true is that, do you know?)

Titus said...

I love that wool shop! Just what we need now we're star weavers! Blankets for soft toys an absolute speciality.

Pondside said...

What beautiful wool. I'll bet your friend couldn't wait to get hers home to start work.

Lori at Jarvis House said...

So nice to see the small "Sheep shop," and I loved the Agapanthus. Cheers

Cloudia said...

pleasant visit!

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The Weaver of Grass said...

Wish you were all near enough to visit - but if you ever want to know more info than they have on their web site, I can always go down and look for you. Thanks for the replies.