Here is one of my first InShot video/slide shows which I created especially for you to view here on WordPress. It shows some of the landscape where we drove this weekend as well as some of the wool/yarn I saw at Natural Yarns, Imhoffs Gift.
This weekend we enjoyed a picnic along the near by coast. Derek has been working crazy international hours: fitting in with Hong Kong, Australaisia, East America and West America time zones. It means that he is doing demonstrations morning, noon and night sometimes. This week was particularly busy which is why I suggested getting out the house and going for a drive and picnic. We find it a gentle relaxing thing to do. We drove via Simon’s Town, over Redhill to Scarborough and eventually headed to Misty Cliffs. We enjoy watching the wave jumping and surfing along that coast there. I wonder if you can spot the surfers in the water?
It was interesting that there was a lot more wind at Scarborough which is suitable for the wave jumping and Misty Cliffs was almost becalmed and so was suitable for surfing. I love being at the beach and close to the sea. I feel most at home where I can experience the surf breaking over the rocks and hearing the roar as the waves break.
After our picnic we drove to the picturesque farmstead, Imhoff’s Gift, which offers horseback rides, camel rides, animals, shops and restaurants. It is a lovely peaceful place and quite an attraction. The main attraction for myself and my daughter, Ellie, is the yarn shop. It is called Natural Yarns and supplies lovely hand spun and hand dyed yarns. The South African yarn works out at about half the price compared to overseas hand dyed and hand spun yarn. So it is well worth the visit as Ellie loves to knit and I will see her in Scotland in the middle of the year.
If you are interested here is a blog Ellie posted about the socks she has knitted: https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/112600208/posts/6245
Although it was primarily a scouting expedition I chose some sock wool by Lily Rose. If you follow the slide show you will see I chose two skeins. The one is a brighter yellow as I like my socks to make a statement especially when they are handmade by my daughter. I then looked at the eco-cotton: which is hand spun and hand dyed. Ellie loves knitting things for the family so I might ask her to make me a short sleeved polo shirt from the eco-cotton when I get to Scotland.
In all we had a lovely relaxing day yesterday. I hope you also got to relax this weekend.
Take care and have a good week,