When the sun shines in Yorkshire, all really does seem right with the world.
Yesterday we spent much of the day with my friend Anne and her husband, including a trip out to the base for Burger King, time with the girls at the playground, tea in the back garden, and video games for the guys. A great time was had by everyone, and I have to say it was the first weekend day that I didn’t long for my sister since we arrived home a few weeks ago. I even did a handful of knitting, mostly on Marcus’ Christmas present. Commonly known as Knitty’s Saranac, I lovingly call it the “Big Brown Blob.”
Today has been another great day, including continued sunshine on the Dales. We went to church this morning, where I taught the Children’s Liturgy, and then stayed for brunch at the club. We let the girls play on the playground afterwards, and returned home for a movie and rest on the couch. The rest of the afternoon was spent playing outside, walking the neighbor’s puppy, playing with a friendly cat from the neighborhood, and again, knitting. Today, though, I started a new sock using some of my much coveted Malabrigo Sock. I’m working on Knitty’s Hedera (which I tried once before and abandoned in disgust) in the Velvet Grapes colorway.
All in all, the sun shining on Yorkshire, combined with a bustling weekend of family, friends, God, and community really does make the difference.
Oh, and the knitting. Always the knitting.