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“Norfolk” shawl, w.i.p.

August 22, 2010

Here’s my latest work in progress — so called because it was started in a traffic jam on the way to Norfolk. No, I wasn’t driving!

We went away for a couple of nights this week to stay in a lovely cottage in Whissonsett with J’s family. Any longer than that and we would have had to find somebody to feed the moggies and water the garden, but it was just long enough to be worth the journey and feel like we were having a nice break.

We were staying in the lower-roofed section at the right-hand end of the main building.

Considering we were only there for a few days, we crammed in a lot.

A walk along the lovely sandy beach at Wells-next-the-sea, admiring the multi-coloured beach huts (I think this man wondered why I was taking his photo but I was really trying to get a picture of the kite above him)…

A ride on a steam train — the Wells and Walsingham Light Railway — the longest 10.25” narrow gauge steam railway in the world…

We saw some Alpacas,

…and had a picnic on the beach — which Willem (J’s sister’s dog) particularly enjoyed.

And there was time for a bit of crochet too. What more could you ask for?

I had thought about taking my current main project along with me — the striped through-the-back-loop thing I posted about a couple of weeks ago — but decided that something new, using only one skein, would be easier to transport.

It’s now finished but for the blocking, which is under way on the bedroom floor upstairs, so I’ll have something to show off soon!

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