Hi! Sorry I've been MIA for a couple of weeks - I've been a little busy! Since my last post I've climbed the 3rd highest mountain in the UK - Mount Snowdon. I've been wanting to do it since I moved to Wales seven years ago and now I've finally done it.
|Snowdon is in the centre - I know the others look taller, but they are closer!|
|Kitchen/Dining area in Capel Fachwen|
|Sunset/Moonrise over Lake Padarn, Snowdon in the distance, as seen from balcony of Capel Fachwen|
|Dawn over Lake Padarn & Snowdon on the morning we climbed Snowdon.|
It's a 9 mile walk - 4.5 miles up & 4.5 miles back & an ascent of 3,560 feet/1,085 metres - it was a long day! The quickest member of our group made the Summit in 1 hour 45 mins, but she is a personal trainer/fitness instructor! I was the slowest at 4 hours 15 mins! The first 3 or 4 miles were a lovely gradient to walk, but climb up the last peak was very steep & pretty tough going!
|Onwards & upwards...there goes my lovely husband :o)|
|That's where it got steep - where we crossed under the railway track!|
|Made it! Snowdon Summit Marker|
|The view from the top looking out towards the sea through a gap in the clouds|
I had my foxglove, but I hadn't finished my clematis flowers. The montbretia I was making didn't work out so I abandoned that - I need to re-think the making up & share the pattern at a later date. The clematis turned out really well though - I was really pleased with it :o) I didn't get great photo's though & as I was in a rush to get it done, I didn't take tutorial pics. I will make another one this week & share the pattern next weekend.
Alison made some beautiful pot plants - pansies & primroses - complete with crocheted pots & my mother in law knitted some amazing lavender & roses from the book 100 flowers to knit & crochet.
|Clematis pattern to be shared next weekend!|
|Clematis flowers joined together - bunting style|
|Combined yarnbombing contributions of me, Alison (Little Saint Knit) and my mother-in-law|
|Clematis in situ on railings outside Llanberis Mountain Railway Cafe|
|Mother-in-laws lovely lavender|
|My mother-in-laws roses|
|My mother-in-laws roses|
|The full bed (spot the knitted & crocheted ones amongst the real ones!)|
|The Llanberis Mountain Railway Cafe - yarnbombed flower bed to the right|
Now we're home & unpacked & rested & back at work :o( We're in the process of selling our house so we're busy, busy, busy at the moment, so if I don't manage to blog once a week please forgive me! We've got a few weekends of DIY to get the house looking its best for its photo shoot with the estate agent at the end of the month!
I will share the clematis pattern next weekend though - promise!
Love & hugs