I went to see my friend Lucy on Tuesday. I haven’t seen her since before Christmas so it felt like a long time since I had driven across the moors to Skipton. We had a lot to catch up on … my Winter Haven KAL has started and her Harbour Blanket CAL has started and we know that lots of people are doing both of them (phew, that’s a LOT of crafting) … and of course just general chit chat of the type that anyone with good friends knows all about. Nothing in particular, but lots of laughing and a rise in your well-being levels that you can physically feel. It’s definitely something to be grateful for!
As I drove over the moors, I saw that the local farmer had moved his sheep so that they were able to graze right next to the road. You couldn’t really miss the signs, they were regularly posted along the road but people do drive fast and sheep are unpredictable so I guess it’s only wise to warn people to slow down!
The sheep were keeping well out of the way.
Some were close to the road but obviously didn’t feel the need to dice with death by tap dancing across it (what do you mean, sheep don’t tap dance? Are you sure? 🤣 ) but they did give me some hard stares as I stopped to take some photos and say “hello”. I don’t know why I speak to sheep, cows, horses or other animals in fields, I’d fall over if they spoke back!
And then I was in Skipton and spending a lovely day with my friend … and more friends at the Tuesday Knit n Natter.
The WIP sock that I’m finishing (yes, I am definitely going to finish it!) as part of the Winter Haven KAL is coming along nicely and I managed to work the heel flap and heel turn whilst chatting which has to be some kind of record for me as I usually end up spending the rest of the evening unpicking what went wrong whilst I was too busy talking!
And then it was time to go home. These days when you’re having a lovely time go so fast, don’t they? It seemed to be over in the blink of an eye, and as I drove back over the moors, the murky day had turned into a fabulous sunset which was glorious to see. I just needed to remember to look out for the sheep. This sign, in particular, was very insistent!