Well, if we thought we’d seen the end of the rain after a few sunny days, we were wrong!   I don’t know what it’s like where you are, but the footpaths are now “sploshpaths” and you don’t go walking without your wellies on!  The dogs love it, though …

A flooded footpath with a lady and three dogs walking through the water

although maybe not so much now the pool has got deeper and started to extend past its usual banks.  The dog decided not to go in.

A black dog looks at a flooded pool

These photos were taken in Sankey Valley but it’s just the same on the other walks we go on.

At Culcheth Linear park, the water at the back used to be a grassed area behind the trees …

A flooded overflow stream and land behindA channel of water from flooded ground into a drainage ditch

and the footpaths aren’t really footpaths any more …

A pair of purple wellies on a flooded woodland footpath. There is a leaf floating past.A submerged pair of purple welliesA black dog in muddy water on a flooded footpathA flooded footpath.  You can see the zig zag path that the water is taking

The dog did choose to go into the ditch here that he likes, but it was deeper than he expected!

A black dog swimming in muddy water

It’s a lovely walk when the sun shines and you’re not watching your step as you wade through water.  I don’t know where it’s all come from, or perhaps more importantly, where it’s going.  There’s so much water around at the moment that the water table is saturated and there’s nowhere for it to drain to.

A woodland path.  The sun is shining through the trees on to the autumn leaves. A sandstone block with a leaf carved into it A woman with long, dark blonde curly hair wearing a purple coat and standing in the woods is smiling into the camera

This is me sending you a big “hello” smile! 🙂

You’ll notice that I’ve got my purple coat on and you may have realised that I have a bit of a thing about purple 💜  And I’ve got something else to show you that’s purple …

A stack of six purple books with "Project Super Socks" on the spine on a wooden coffee table

My notebook proof copies have arrived!  Ooh, I can’t tell you how excited I am to hold them in my hands!  I wrote the other day about creating a notebook to go with the Super Socks series and it’s always an amazing thing to go from an idea to having something physical to hold.  We are very lucky to have the technology and the opportunity to do that these days – it wasn’t that long ago that anything to do with books was governed by publishing houses and I am very grateful that things that have changed.

These copies have been sent out to be road-tested to make sure that I’ve not forgotten anything, and I’m hoping to have the finished version available in the next few weeks – just in time to write up the notes of any Christmas sock knitting you might have done!

I’ll be telling more you about them so that you can see if it’s something you think you’d like to use – but for now, just a first preview of what they look like!

See you soon! xx



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8 Responses

  1. Caz says:

    Love all your photos!
    It’s not quite that wet round here but Meghan is always a soggy doggy when she’s been on a walk! More rain forecast tonight and for the next few days!!
    I will definitely be on the look out for the notebook going on sale…not only do I have 3 pairs of socks in progress plus the first of the granddaughters’ Xmas jumpers plus an asymmetrical scarf plus a chunky raglan cable cardigan for me that I’ve decided to knit with no seams so sleeves are already knitted in round to the underarms ready for the yoke and I’m doing the body all in one on a long circular……I have several scraps of paper with scribbled numbers and notes 🤣🤣🤣

    • winwickmum says:

      Oh goodness, you’ve got a lot of projects on the go! I think that top down is the way to go with jumpers – I get so bored knitting them up from the bottom! And thank you, I’m glad you like the notebook! 🙂 xx

  2. Jeanette K says:

    We could use some rain in South Carolina. It’s been dry, and we’re in a moderate drought. The sock notebook is gorgeous! is it spiral bound inside so it can open flat?

    • winwickmum says:

      No, it’s got a spine – I did consider spiral binding, but I wouldn’t be able to offer the book on Amazon, there’s also the risk that it could get damaged in the post, or damage anything else in a parcel, and you wouldn’t see it as easily on a bookshelf if you put it away. I think it would be easy enough to take it to a print shop to get it spiral bound if that’s what someone wanted to do 🙂 xx

  3. Paula Middleton says:

    love all your blogs

  4. Lindsay says:

    I love hearing about your days! My dog jumped into the canal yesterday, it was covered in leaves so I guess she thought it was an extension of the path 🙄 Luckily my husband dragged her out. I am beginning to think she isn’t the brainiest of dogs, utterly adorable but …..
    She did something similar on the beach a few weeks ago, misjudged the depth of a pool left by the outgoing tide. For a dog that hates being bathed and avoids going through puddles she’s not learning from her experiences at all!

    • winwickmum says:

      Oh dear! I’m glad you got her out safely! Our dog doesn’t like being bathed either, but he’s very happy to go in all the muddy water he can find on our walks! 🙂 xx

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