Sunday, May 20, 2007


I am now back from holiday in the Brecon Beacons. We stayed in a delightful cottage out in the hills on a smallholding with lots of chickens, pigs and alpaca. Yes! Alpaca! Some of them were away (at stud, but we won't dwell on that) but we had these three for company.

At the start of the week

At the end of the week. Notice the difference? Nothing to do with me.

We're watching you.

The weather was a little damp most of the week, but between the weather and Rob's back still not being 100%, we did manage to do a bit of walking and lots of rain does make for some very impressive waterfalls.

Afon Mellte River

We also visited the bookshops in Hay-On-Wye, some caves and dinosaurs at Dan-yr-Ogof and saw The Levellers playing live at
Brecon Theatre which was excellent and an unexpected highlight of the holiday.

There was also plenty of time for knitting and reading while on holiday (also drinking wine, eating flapjack and listening to the Test Match).

Booties from Knit Simple magazine Spring/Summer 2007
Yarn: King Cole Merino Blend Superwash

Forest Canopy Shawl by Susan Pierce Lawrence
Yarn: Jojoland Melody Dust Red Light Brown

And finally, a note on the Bayerische socks. Thank you to everyone for all the lovely comments and I have to say that I LOVE THESE SOCKS! I have worn, washed and worn them again (they are in the wash now, otherwise they'd be on my feet) and they are so comfy. I don't think I can go back to Opal sock yarn after this...


Auntie Noo said...

You sure you had nothing to do with the alpacas' haircut????? Love the colours in the shawl.

Bronte said...

Is that the Jojoland I gave you?! Ooh! Looks so pretty. :-)

Am very jealous that you've seen alpacas. :-( Did you manage to smuggle one home in your handbag? *looks hopeful*

Kai said...

I wanna see Alpaca's too! :(

The shawl is looking lovely and the booties are so, so cute! :)

We're planning on going to Hay-On-Wye later in June. Lovely, lovely book stores...

Piglottie said...

Hmmm, you sure about the alpacas?! Beautiful pictures - I love Hay-on-Wye (and the Levellers lucky you!). Your FCS is looking beautiful.

acrylik said...

Hmmm, not sure about the alpacas haircut - sure it had nothing to do with you? ;) Sounds like a perfect holiday to me - fantastic!

Queen Frogger said...

That sounds like such a great holiday, the bookshops in Hay-On-Wye are great and you lucky thing getting to see the Levellers!

Fiona said...

Great photies, though I think your bags should be inspected for alpaca hair cuts.

Kath said...

I love the before and after shot of the Alpacas - they must be nothing but fluff! Love the colours in the Forest Canopy shawl and those booties are so cute. I'm not suprised that the Bayerische socks are your favorites right now - they are so stunning and look so worth the effort and small needles! Glad to hear you had a good break!