We started the weekend by visiting Buckfast Abbey. We needed some more soap and their's last so long that I'm a definite long term customer now. We also got some honey and some quince jelly... Yum!
As we drive past Haytor on the way home (and I couldn't shop for yarn at Spin a Yarn, Bovey Tracey two weeks in a row ;) ), we decided to stop and enjoy the sun. It was quiet busy with climbing club students and foreign exchange students, but we managed to find a small book out of the way to sit and enjoy the sun. It was blissful! Darrin enjoyed the view and wanted to pitch a tent for the night...
Today I managed some time for spinning. In the picture you can see one of my Merino batts, z-striped into a pre-drafted roving ready for my spindle. This is a test piece, for a project on blending I'm working through.
I also washed, blocked and dried two 'just off the needles' shawls. The Lala's Simple Shawl and my improvised Ivy Shawlette, both of which I need to up date on my Ravelry project page (find me as SARASTEXTURECRAFT).
And finally I started a new project with some of my stash yarn (bought from Yarn Hollow). I'm going to post more about this as I go as I'm loving both the Watergarden Shrug pattern by Jane Thornley and the yarn.
I've had a fab weekend so far... I hope you are enjoying the wonderful sunshine we are having?