Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Hiking in Wales

Usually by this time of year I have posted a few holiday photos. I have somehow forgotten to do this, or even post very much at all recently. 

So here is a photo of my holiday/car knitting. I like knitting in the car on long journeys, as it sort of keeps me calm. These days I seem to have been demoted to the back. Jammed between son and dog, it is sometimes a bit tricky. We do not have a very big car. My daughter likes to be in the front so that she can control the music.

These socks are for my husband and seemed to fit into the theme our holiday in Wales, which involved quite a lot of walking. They are knitted from Blueberry Waffle Socks by Sandy Turner. I did my last minute trick of picking a pattern from ravelry, and then just seeing what suitable wool I had in the stash. I really enjoyed knitting these socks, and with doubleknit wool they were quite a quick knit. The pattern was also good for a holiday car knit, with a bit of pattern, but quite easy to remember once a few rows were done. I might try and persuade my husband to do a bit of sock modelling!

Here are some views from Cerig Lladron, taken on the same day but just looking in different directions, and one before our picnic and one after. This is a highpoint in the Preseli Hills, from where as my husband told us a lot of times, the stones for Stonehenge were brought. We started teasing him about the fact he had told us about this several times. Then when we called at my sister's in Bath on the way home, we confused her by having hysterics when she told as the same "interesting fact".  

The view was amazing, and we sat discussing whether it might be possible to see Ireland from this part of Wales on a clear day. A bit of research when we got back, and I found out it is not, but from Ireland you can see the higher bits of Snowdonia!

Someone else had a lovely time on the beach. This was taken at the appropriately named Poppit Sands Beach, because she is my "little poppet".

And finally, despite taking what I thought were lots of beautiful sunny views, this shot taken on the very first day of the holiday, was the only one picked by the BBC Weather Watchers. It did sort of sum the day up, although we had a lot of better ones.

Just a reminder that my Ginx Woolly Linx party for September is now running. Click on the photo above or at the top of the page to find the party. I would love to see what you have been working on this month.


  1. Gorgeous photos! I'd love to walk in Wales.

  2. Beautiful landscape photos. Thanks for sharing pictures of the socks you knitted, too. Your family is so lucky to have you as their in-house knitter!
    My Saturday Snapshot post features magnificent views of Mount St. Helens.

  3. Great socks!
    I ended up in the back of our car too, our middle son got past 6 foot and claimed his legs were too long to fit in the back anymore!! I love it now when it's just me and my husband and I get to go in the front again!
    Well done for getting a weather watchers photo. You're famous!

    1. We tend to have a race as to who can say "shot gun" first. The rule seems to be that you can only say it when looking at the car. Strangely my 6ft son often ends up in the back, and shorter than average daughter claims the front. You just have to be quick off the mark.

  4. Beautiful pictures. I've been wanting to do the Blueberry Waffle ones for awhile. Gorgeous scenery. I've been watching Hinterland on Netflix, partly to see the scenic beauty of Wales

  5. Such a pretty landscape, thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party this week!

  6. Gorgeous socks and so nice of you to let your daughter sit up front! Thanks for sharing the pics as well, lovely and great to see you on craft schooling Sunday!

  7. I would like to holiday in Wales one day. It looks beautiful even in the rain.