It's been looking quite colourful around town this week, with a little fun fair at the park and a spot of yarn bombing on the high street. The littlest boy got a go on the bouncy bungee thing which pleased him greatly, a little treat as his brothers had done things they wanted to do and as you know, the smallest person can never be left out.
Do you know the book called "Titch" by Pat Hutchins? It's all about a little boy and his big brother and sister. The big brother always has a big thing, the middle one has a middle thing and the littlest boy has a miniscule thing. It's like that round here sometimes. We try to make up for it.
The silhouette of the castle was taken from an upstairs window on a chilly evening. Hasn't it been cold? I will be paying the price for planting things out too soon this year, that's certain. I've got a bit of a cold as well, so it's been a bit of a sluggish few days.
I'm feeling very drawn to yarn again at the moment, after a period of sewing a quilt. I think it's the cold evenings. The hot water bottle is still being pressed into service and I'm thinking about blankets. The yarn bombing was in aid of charity, and in the third photo from the end you can see my local yarn shop. It's on the far right of the picture, to the right of the pink house, the cream one with the sandwich board outside. It's small but very lovely. Perfect for that moment right before school pick up time when you think you might be in need of a ball of something. Every town should have one.
I hope you all enjoy the rest of the weekend and the May bank holiday (where applicable). No extravagant plans here, but I'm foreseeing rain, cocoa, fresh air and maybe a little knitting.
delightful yarnbombing. very impressed by the littlest bouncing! quilting and drinking tea and watching the rain going on here. xReplyDelete
If I had a yarn shop I could walk to, forget it. There would be a remortgaging, I think. I love the idea of the fun fair in the park, I wish they did that here. I enjoy a little fair like that, but we only have gigantic, over-the-top ones here. I loved the little one bouncing, he's brave! I hope you're having a good weekend, CJ.ReplyDelete
I love the castle photo - very atmospheric and that yarn bombing is amazing, especially the phone box. Dry here so far, but the barometer is swinging round to stormy and the temperature is dropping - definitely cocoa and blanket weather. Enjoy the Bank Holiday. xxReplyDelete
I love seeing your youngest flipping about and have so much fun! What a brave boy! I adore your town, I bet it is wonderful to live in such a richly historic place.. lucky girl! I'd love to see the inside of your little yarn shop! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)ReplyDelete
Hope you are feeling better soon, C.J. Rain, cocoa, a bit of fresh air, and a little knitting will help, I hope : ) Seeing your son right side up and upside down reminds me of feeling my heart drop upon seeing my oldest son when he was eight years old swaying in the top of a tall thin pine tree up in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado 34 years ago. He did not get his sense of adventure from me, and I am grateful to report that he has happily survived to produce two sons of his own and he will be 44 in December! [sharing, just in case you need some encouragement :) ]ReplyDelete
The photo of the phone box with its nifty hat made me smile! With this chilly weather, I hope no-one unravels the yarn bombed posts; there's some nicely knitted scarves there! I'm spending the weekend with my parents, managed to get the lawn cut, edged and raked yesterday and hope to plant some perennials before i head back to London. Rain here this morning but it's done wonders for the grass! Enjoy your cocoa and knitting, Caro xReplyDelete
Hope you are starting to feel better. I love the view of the castle. Yes so cold again :( I have woken up to wind and rain. I am quite enjoying watching the raindrops roll down the windows. I will soon get bored of it and be wishing for sunshine! But in the meantime - a yarny, crafty day for me and no need to feel guilty that I should be doing something else. I wish I had a little yarn shop near me. Have a great bank holiday. xxReplyDelete
I love the story of Titch; and the valuable lesson that sometimes it's the smallest things that make the biggest difference!ReplyDelete
What a lovely looking yarn shop! I'm not sure there is an independent yarn shop in Liverpool anymore; Black Sheep Wools might be the closest!
And I have to say the telephone box hat is my favourite yarn bombing.
At first I read that as yam bombing abn was thinking ouch!ReplyDelete
How colourful your town is at the moment with the fair and the yarn bombing. We had a fair in the next village this week which Eleanor went to, I'm glad she's old enough to go on her own these days as I remember my heart being in my mouth watching her do things like your youngest, bouncing about in the air. I never had those worries with Daniel as he's like me and doesn't like such things. Can you knit socks? How about joining in the Sockalong I've posted about on my other blog if you fancy a bit of knitting? The rain woke me up this morning and it's still pouring down, I think it's in for the day so it's perfect to hunker down with my sock knitting today. Hope you're feeling better soon.ReplyDelete
First of all I hope you are feeling better, a cold and feeling sluggish is no fun at all. I love your town, how picturesque, the yarn bombing is brilliant. Yes you are right Little Ones do get pulled along here and there because of the older siblings, but they get loads of attention and their time will come.ReplyDelete
I love the knitting bombings! Especially the bees and ladybirds :o) Hope the weather is kind to you tomorrow- I believe it is meant to be warmer, so your hot water bottle might even get a day off xxReplyDelete
That is an IMPRESSIVE yarn bombing! WOW!ReplyDelete
As always ... your pictures are beautiful. I love where you live.
That castle picture is wonderful! And what an amazing job your local knitters did with the yarn bombing. I'm feeling a little wistful reading about your nice little yarn shop where you can just pop in on a whim. Have a great week, and I hope you recover quickly from your cold.ReplyDelete
A lovely post, and wonderful pictures. The old phone box made me smile. It's been far too chilly for the time of year hasn't it.ReplyDelete
Take care, and I hope that you feel better soon. Flighty xx
I bought a white flowering Buddleia with some vouchers I had for my birthday. It was for the moths. It had died!!! How? I mean they will grow practically anywhere. I am pretty vexed about it. I have been hardening off veggies for the allotment, but have been scuppered in my weekend plans with all the lurgy that has descended here. I am hoping to get up this week, and write my first proper post about it all. I love a fair. Used to get very excited about the one that came to The Downs every year. Did you ever go? Do you remember The Zipper? I lost all my money from my Duran Duran stylee jacket on there once. Hope your cold abates soon. As you know I can cope with anything apart from a cold.
Love the yarn bombing, looks very jolly indeed! Love this time of year! Katie xReplyDelete
I love the yarn bombing especially the bobble hat on the telephone box :)ReplyDelete
How lovely that you have a view of a castle out your window!ReplyDelete
Wonderful moments and wonderful photos!ReplyDelete
Nice beginning of May!
I love that photo of the castle! what a view! :) Hope your cold is better very soon. Fingers crossed my seedlings survive...it's been chilly here this week too. Have a lovely bank hol xReplyDelete
You know the benefits of being the youngest child come later on, as the older ones leave and the youngest is the last one left at home, they suddenly start to get all the treats - that is what my daughter would say! What a cute yarn store and I love the yarn bombing. Hope you are enjoying your weekend - somehow I have managed not to start using my hot water bottle again which is v unusual for meReplyDelete
i have also heard the yarn bombing called 'guerrilla knitting'. either way i think it is wonderful - it makes me smile and i hope it is well received in the community!ReplyDelete
The phone box with its wee hat is lovely! I'm enjoying seeing the amount of greenery and blossom that we will have a while - still a bit behind up here in the cold north east.ReplyDelete
We don't get bank holidays in my workplace, so it's off to work for me. Hope you're having a good weekend - minus the rain and with an improving cold.
The fair looks fun! Love the phone box. Is all the yarn-bombing still there? Your photos are gorgeous.ReplyDelete
The fun fair looks huge fun, we had one here recently & it wasn't any good apart from the dodgems of course. Ah a little knitty action sounds good. I hope you recover from your cold quickly so you can enjoy the rest of your week xReplyDelete
The yarn bombing looks so cheerful (as does the rest of your town). Hope you are feeling better by now. No grand plans are perfect for a Bank Holiday weekend, same as here. We tend to spoil our littlest one a bit, he is ever so cute. Not consciously but noticeably. Must work on that. xxReplyDelete
I hope the littlest boy also hooked a duck and that the prize wasn't little - I have a small and undemanding person myself and I try to make sure she is not overlooked, as she would make do with the minuscule. The yarn-bombing is ever so jolly!ReplyDelete
With four children we often ended up with two 'bigs' with big things and two 'littles' with little things ... we tried to compensate too.ReplyDelete
I do recognise that switch back and forth between yarn and cloth ... I've been enjoying dyeing some fabrics lately.
WOW this fair seems so awesome! I love the color it adds around town!!! Jealous, I wish we had something like that here. If we had something like that here it would be over commercialized and plasticy, ugh.ReplyDelete
My children always loved going on those springy elastic things at fairs too. I have three, and our youngest, aged 15, has come into her own since her older siblings went to university. She misses them, but now it's just the three of us in the house she no longer feels like 'the little one'. Your town looks very jaunty with its yarny decorations!ReplyDelete
I love the yarn bombing! My littlest girl feels her position deeply at times. In actual fact she gets away with and does more stuff that the other two didn't at her age! xxReplyDelete
Your high street brought a smile to my face. How fantastic!ReplyDelete
Beautiful yarn bombing! Lovely pics as always - lovely to see what you've been up to. Take care, J9 xReplyDelete
Great photos, and so nice to see yarn bombing going on. None of that round here, it's too conservative. (large and small C - I'm still grumpy about the election results). It's been alternatively cold, wet and windy here all week, but today I did detect a bit of real warmth in the sun, for a second. Have a great weekend my lovely. xxReplyDelete