Chilling in the heat


We’ve managed to get away for our couple of days in Vera, back to our bolt hole of Pandy near Abergavenny. The long hot summer continues and we are gradually flagging with the heat, trying to maintain standards on site at St David’s (which is constantly full lately and rightly so, after all if we’re not full in this weather when would we).


I want one of these…
Small but beautifully formed info room
The sun keeps shining
Hooky Bliss

So looking forward to a couple of days R&R, we didn’t even take the new e-bikes. Arriving on site we met up with some wardens we have known for a few years and it was great to catch up on the gossip. So spoilt and relaxed, we went out for supper both evenings at The Old Pandy Inn, there were 6 of us (Chris and Guy, Bill and Julie, Mike  and moi), oh how we laughed, chatted and put the world to rights.

During the day I settled myself down to finish the cosy striped blanket, a really easy yarn stash buster. It’s an incredibly simple but very effective mixed stripe using two rows of crochet for each colour. The simplicity of it makes it a hugely enjoyable project, There is only one stitch Treble Crochet (this is called a Double Crochet in the US), but it is worked in two different ways

As you may have gathered from reading the blog over the past I am completely addicted to making blankets. The very act of crocheting row upon neat row of glorious colour is so therapeutic and relaxing that I never want it to end. Having said that though, it is pretty fabulous to end up with a beautiful blanket at the end of the journey.

This one is for charity and I’m hoping to raise at least £30-£40 for Dreams and Wishes, a charity dedicated to helping seriously ill children.

I have immersersed myself in hooky delight whilst sitting in the sunshine soaking up the rays and adding to the tan. I love the edging and the bright claret red pivot stitch which gives the edge a frilly appearance.



One Comment Add yours

  1. Pam says:

    Brilliant blog as always. Glad you both had some good down time. Blankets are beautiful, mine has pride of place .

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