One thing I do remember is that Patrick and I went to see the wonderful Gordon Giltrap at the beginning of March. He was playing in the area again at a charity gig organised by a friend of his, we saw him last summer for the first time and I wasn't really familiar with his work before then. The only track I knew of his was his most famous hit Heartsong, which was the theme of the TV show Wish You Were Here. I have to say I was completely awestruck during the performance. The skill with which he plays is amazing. He is an incredible guitar player and a very humble and entertaining man and we thoroughly enjoyed the evening.
In knitting news, I have finally finished the green jumper. But...and it's a big but after about 5 weeks of knitting, I'm not happy with it :-(. It doesn't fit quite as well as I would like, being a little bit loose. I could live with that but the main problem is that I cocked up on the tops of the sleeves and the shoulders stick up a little. I think it can be fixed but at the moment, I can't face it. It is in the naughty corner until I can be bothered to unpick the offending bit and re-do it. I will, at some time, because it was an awful lot of time and yarn to have wasted if I don't....but not just yet. I've picked up my Hampton Cardi again, that of the 4 row, 9 stitch pattern that had me flummoxed a few weeks ago. That worked out fine first time when I had another go at it. Sometimes it pays to just put something aside for a while until it learns its lesson and decides to behave :-). So, that is on the go at the moment but will be a few weeks in the making yet. I have also made some progress on my February Lady cardigan and am knitting that as well as Hampton. I'm enjoying both of these projects a lot now.
Patrick and I had booked a couple of days off work this week and had decided to go to York for an overnight stay. We love to go to York, primarily because of the huge number of fantastic pubs to visit. On the York Camra website, there are mini-guides to download and the one for York centre has no less than 82 pubs selling real ale from independant breweries. I do love to try beers that I haven't tried before and to visit pubs that I haven't visited before and there are opportunities in abundance to do both in York. Arriving on Sunday afternoon in glorious sunshine, we checked in the Travel Lodge in York Centre and set off for a little walk towards the first of our target pubs. I took this picture of the beautiful daffodils around the walls on the way
|Daffodils in York|
I'll leave you with another couple of pictures from York, the first, a lovely little old building, I can't remember for the life of me where it was but I thought it looked very pretty with the blossom trees outside and the second picture is of Clifford's Tower. Just look at those daffodils!
|Blossom and Beams|
|Clifford's Tower - York|