We left Ireland on a dark clouded Sunday-afternoon after staying in a hotel in Bray. While crossing the Irish sea the sun came out and by the time we arived in Holyhead the sun was out. I had a delightfull afternoon sitting on the terrace from the Boathouse hotel reading the great novel "Life of Pi" which is quite and exiting read. The kind of book you can't stop reading because you want to know what will happen at the end. So even in the room we had I continued (have a look at the ceiling...)
It wasn't a disappointment despite the fact that the pier was mostly used for "enterntaining" holiday makiers, which means a lot of gambling- machines.
But the pier itself: Splendid and real Victorian and I could imagine what has happened there in the past.
Big orchestra's playing in the big dome, and well dressed Victorians taking a stroll on the pier. A place to go back and maybe enjoy a real English sea-side holiday with a Hamper and deck-chairs on the beach.The drive to Hull was a very hectic and busy experience , but all went well, and so was the crossing to Rotterdam.
When home on Tuesdaymorning it suddenly appeared that I still had 2,5 weeks holiday, so time for knititng and reading. I blocked some shawls for to give to dear friends
Very pleased with the result (yes, still very into lace..) and I am sure the friends who will get them will love them. Another one flew off the needles yesterday and is now drying after heavy blocking. Couldn't resist to cast on another lace one in red tweed yarn on 5,5 needles.
I have found out that lace not always needed to be knitted on very thin needles. Some patterns are great in a rustic yarn. While on the other hand I am also still knitting on my alpaca shawl on 3.75 needles.
About 50 rows to go before casting off..I have an idea who will get those..but can't tell yet..In the meantime I am thinking about starting to design myself...