We’re just back from a long weekend in Dorset, staying with friends. We took the opportunity to visit the studios of a number of the artists and craftspeople taking part in Dorset Art Weeks, which lasts for another week. The highlights for me were the cabinetmakers Cameron and Talbot, a glassmaker/sandblaster called Ruth Dresman and a Scandinavian quiltmaker, Birgitta Debenham.
We came home via other friends in Wiltshire. I hadn’t realised there were quite so many white horses in the area, of the carved-into-a-chalk-hillside variety. This is the one just west of Westbury, which I thought was the best of the bunch.
I’ve been too busy to do any serious knitting, but I did take my Tour de France bunting with me.
Since knitting the string in the photo I have become bored with triangles and have started making jersey-shaped bunting instead. Before the weekend away I picked up the stitches around one armhole of my gansey and started on the sleeve. In doing so I discovered an error in the sewing-up instructions in the free pattern that Frangipani supply with their yarn. The mistake is only with the version that is knitted flat – the markers to denote the placement of the sleeves are in the wrong position. Frangipani are going to correct this in future copies of the pattern.