Thursday, 8 October 2015


Graham and I visited West Yorkshire for a week. It was my birthday treat so it was timed to coincide with Yarndale.
Bolton Abbey beautiful and fun.

 These mad people are crossing the stepping stones - I took the picture from the bridge.

The abbey itself.

The festival of yarn is held in the cattle auction building at Skipton so it is all right to bring your friends. These two have obviously sacrificed their coats to a very good cause.
Here is one example of the cause!

He is made of unspun wool/fleece. You really need to stand back to see how amazing this is.
This lady was the only one I noticed who was selling ready made crochet things. She was even wearing a coat that you could buy off her back. Just love the colours
The most amazing rag rugs.

Rainbows of donated flowers!

And bunting.

 And more flowers

All over the town people were celebrating yarn and the animals that produce it ( there was some acrylic too). These pictures were taken in the town hall! I thoroughly recommend a visit to next years festival

If it is ever possible to go on a boat trip Graham and I grab the chance. So here we are on the canal on a trip that goes past Skipton castle - the boatman even sells duck food - I really love feeding the ducks.

Not a duck but a trifle too brave, I wonder if you can make yarn from feathers.

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