We had a look around the antiques centre and I found a beautiful bone double crochet hook for £3 and a longer pair of gauge 10 knitting needles (£2.50), which I needed for the shawl I'm working on. I wasn't bothered that they were second hand, they were a good price and have lots of life left in them. The bone crochet hook is my favourite thing for the day... Can't wait to try it out!
Later, at home I made myself some stitch markers. I've been eyeing up some for sale on Etsy for a while and as lovely as they are, I have a ton of beads in my stash... I really needed to make my own. I chose some pretty glass beads and used a larger solid ring that I can use on a multitude of knitting needles. Voila some pretty stitch markers!
For our pub lunch we ate at The Prospect, a pub we haven't been in for about 16 years! The food was lovely. I definitely recommend stopping for a quick drink to watch the world go by.
If you are going down to the quay don't forget to walk further along and visit the Quayside craft shops. There's lots to see from glass, iron and woodwork, lots of jewellery and gift things. There are some smaller cafes and there is usually a busker or two playing music... Great for a sunny day. Most of the shops are local crafters and artists and they deserve our continued support.
Wishing you all a sunny weekend,