A lovely drive over the A66 into Cumbria with mist on the hills and then SCOTLAND. As Perth camping and caravan site was full ( can you believe it) we stayed at Alloa- just east of Sterling.
It was National Spinning in Public day and I thought initially I would spin at Southwaite services - seemed like I would just be entertaining myself so decided to spin at the campsite when we got there. Lots of vehicles but nobody around.... so I determined to spin on the Ferry the next evening.
Fortunately I am able to knit while being a passenger, helped these days by a Sat Nav, knowing where we were going and clear motorway signs thus having few interruptions. I was pleased with how the Norfolk Horn bookmark was progressing. Attempt Four was a success. I was knitting a Norwick Drummie Bee motif in the centre from the Unst xx booklet that I saw launched in Wool Week 2014. It is a really super booklet ( giving knitting instructions translated from old Unst knitwear ). Again I am linking Norfolk and Shetland in a piece and I will love using the finished bookmark.
I rarely read fiction, and have always preferred fact books! I have been reading around Cochineal, particularly in relation to dyeing - historically - in Norfolk. I have come across a delightful book Cochineal - 'Amy Butler-Greenfield : A Perfect Red'. It is a gripping book and well researched, so much in it that I did not know. Highly recommended if you are interested in Cochineal.