Friday, 27 March 2009

Crochet goodness

I've been getting back into learning to crochet. So far, I've made 3 scarves, a few flowers, and some granny squares.

As spring was coming, I wanted to make something in springy, zesty colours, so I purchased some Debbie Bliss cotton and learnt how to make granny squares. I've made 9, just enough for the front of a cushion cover.

And I'm doing stripes for the back.

I've got a plan for the flowers that includes pipe cleaners!

Now, where was I?

Aah yes, I was going to show you some pictures of my little jaunt to Wells and Exeter. I'm afraid that despite my dad's love of photography, I haven't inherited his skill and it would appear (according to hubby) that I took the pictures with the indoor lighting mode on, hence the blue tinge to the first few pictures!

Anyway, without further ado:

Some lovely little houses by Wells cathedral. I loved the fact that there was a gate in the wall like the entrance to a secret garden and beyond the gate, the houses and gardens looked as if they were stopped in time.

Wells cathedral

Some of the carvings at the front

Exeter Custom House

One of the antique shops on the Quay

The House that Moved. Apparently, it was in the way of a new road, so it was moved to where it is now!

I loved the look of this alley, loved the pattern that the steps and cobbles made.

And how gorgeous is this building?

Here's a close-up. I love the pattern the tiles make.

There were some great shops in Exeter too and I've just discovered that one of my favourite ones has a blog. Knowing this could be costly!