March 22, 2006
wood sculptures inspiring
Went to Cuerden park today and saw these sculptures. Aren't they wonderful? I was born and brought up 2 minutes from here nad only recently rediscovered Cuerden after 35 plus years away. When I was smaller we used to play in the grounds and watch scramblig with motorbikes there. Memories came flooding back while I was there. As a child I was in and out of hospital from the age of 2 so time at home and actually able to go outside were so precious. I relived them today while say by the beech nut. Where do the years go? And why do they go there so quickly? We are out for a meal tonight for my youngest grandsons 8th birthday. We've been to the same restaurant for his past 5 years birthday meals(he loves to keep to good experiences) Its a good chance to get together and enjoy the magic of birthday through a childs eyes. I'm still not finished the Cavendish throw from the Noro book and yet again I'm grumbling:)) The wrap/throw is shown several times in the book and looks a goodly size. When I check the finished measurements it says 32 and 1/2 inch by 42 I think. Book downstairs I'm up at 'puter so can't check. BUT that is no where near the size shown in picture. I've done that plus a little more and it does not look big enough to throw around me or my shoulders. I do wish people would make the pictures match the finished measurements. Thats 2 noro patterns now that have been shall we say enhanced??
I'm fancying making a go at the lady eleanor scarf in scarfwise. Never done entrelac before but hey I'm not scared:)