Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Muker to Keld (armchair walk)


Hello all.
Thank you for all your lovely comments about my crochet blanket. I am really pleased with it, in fact I'm sure it will pop up many more times in the background of my blog photos. It makes me smile every time I see it not to mention the loving little caresses I give it as I pass. (bonkers eh?)

To all of you who say you are hoarding wool to start your own granny. Hooray, get started now, you don't need all that much yarn. My blanket only took 800g of inexpensive acrylic/wool mix, that's just 8 x 100g balls. ( I purchased about 3 times as much thinking it would take shed loads of wool) So it looks like I'll have to start another one!

I've just ran downstairs to put some washing out and on my way back took this photo looking through the banister at my beloved blanket. (so sad)

Right if you are all ready we'll go for a walk as promised. Its quite a long one but at the end I'll give you a sneaky peek at whats on my sewing table at the moment!

Muket to Keld in Swaledale and back over the Buttertubs Pass.


We're heading to the hill in the centre of the picture and then we'll go left.




Love these mossy rocks.




Our first view of Keld.

After a quick cuppa and sarnie we detour through the campsite to view a waterfall.

Then back on our circular route to...



another waterfall.

climbing gently upwards.
We'll be heading back down this valley.


We'll follow the river.
taking in another waterfall (behind the trees)
Looking backwards at where we've been.


A breather and a paddle.

Muker is in sight

Isn't this wall of flowers beautiful, this wall inspired my Swaledale Wall Hanging
coming out the other side of Muker
back to the car, even sneaky dog looks tired.
driving over the Buttertubs Pass

there is a sheer drop on the left, hence the barrier.
Wensleydale hill in the distance
nearly home.



there's our little village in the distance. Home.
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Did you enjoy that? Not too tired I hope?

Here is my very untidy sewing table. You might be able to spy two little kittens on the table (not real ones!) One is knitted, but the other is crocheted and is made from my very own pattern, (inspired by the knitted one, which is not my pattern.) which I'm looking forward to sharing with you if you would like it.

So get those crochet hooks ready for next time.
Love Fi x


23 comments:

Serenata said...

Gorgeous photos - I must try and get my family out more often, not that we have such wonderful scenery near us.

Looking forward to the crochet kitten - yes please do share with us. :-)

Mandy said...

Oh your blanket is so gorgeous. My sister is just teaching me how to crochet. Oh and thank you for the walk I am a little tired now but needed the fresh air! thank you x
Great pictures and love the cats

Lyn said...

Oh my feet hurt a little now! I love your blanket and I would love to be able to make one-one day!
The kitten looks very interesting...
Love
Lyn
xxx

Diane said...

I pricked up my ears at the word "campsite" do you know its name? That looks like just the place for a weekend jaunt for the family Heartshaped. I love waterfalls.

Poppy Cottage said...

So you should take lots of photo's of your blanket, it is really really lovely. What size hook did you use?

Thank you also for the lovely walk. And if you think your sewing table is messy you should see mine!!!!

Have a wonderful weekend.

Colette

teakai said...

ooh ooh ooh, all that AND a crochet blanket, too. You are one lucky girl!

I especially loved that lane with the twisted branches of the trees arching over it. That must be utterly glorious in the Spring.

I'd be perfectly jealous if I let myself :-)

lynnie said...

oh buttertubs pass..i want to be there ..thank you for sharing these places they bring back soo many memories and a tear to my eye lynnie from oz

Cathy said...

Gorgeous blanket! Perfect for snuggling under after a long walk.
Cathy X

missvandroo said...

That was amazing! Thanks so much for sharing your walk and the photos of your home!
:o)

Shabby Chick said...

That looks like a beautiful walk. I'm not surprised you keep sneaking glances at that blanket, it's way nicer than CK ones but a fraction of the price AND you made it all yourself!

Mel xxx

Yarn Over Hook said...

What a lovely walk:-)
Alison.

Lynne said...

I hope you do continue to show your blanket, it's worth it! It's useful to know how much wool it takes. I've started a ripple blanket with left over wool. I daren't buy anything new till I finish something I've started!
Loved the walk. We had a caravan for a few years at the caravan site on the Hawes side of Buttertubs. Loved it there.

Tillybud said...

Lovely walk - thank you. I chuckled at your 'photo thru the stair rail'. that's just the sort of thing I like to do!

Anonymous said...

merci pour la belle ballade ,,
en plus le temps a l air superbe
ca fait du bien de voir ce beau soleil votreyorkshire n en est que plus beau
peut etre vais je venir la semaine prochaine vers HULL que dit la météo pour la semaine prochaine chez vous ,,
je vous remercie pour la belle couverture en effet cela donne envie de reprendre le crochet et les pelottes de laine
a tres bientot

MARIE CLAUDE

MarmaladeRose said...

Hello Clare
Thank you for your kind words. I was born in Hull and my parents still live there. I hope the weather is nice for you. Have a safe journey and enjoy your visit. You can crochet on the way!

Love Fiona

Rebecca said...

Hello! I've just stumbled across your blog and I'm so glad I have! Your blanket is gorgeous and, don't worry, I regularly pet my yarn and projects too! I loved the pictures of your walk. Waterfalls are so wonderful - you live in a very beautiful part of the world.
x

karen said...

that blanket is simply yummy I have 9 squares completed now A little way to go yet me thinks lol.
Please do share the cat crochet pattern I'd love to give it a go.

((((HUGS)))

skippinginthemeadow said...

Glad to see your blanket again :o) I don't blame you for being so in love with it, it's Gorgeous!
Thankyou for the beautiful walk. I took a detour to look at you Swalesdale wall hanging - it's breathtakingly magical.
The kitties are cute =^.^= I think I have knitted the knitted one, or one very like it. Please do share your crochet pattern. Mind you I am very, very, very much a beginner.
x
sumea

Lesley's Creations said...

Oh Fi. That was a fabulous walk. Thank you. And I never even broke into a sweat!! What great pics' thanks for sharing them. They bring back such lovely memories. Those kittens look sooooo cute.xx

BT said...

I can't believe I read all this the other day and didn't leave a comment. I love, love your blanket you clever thing. I never learnt to crochet. Maybe it's time. and the walk was wonderful, lovely photos, super views and that aubretia wall is gorgeous.

beadywitch said...

I love your country, Its so beautiful, and tonight, here, your crochet blanket would come in so handy, our winter is well and truly on its way, brrrrr
stay safe xox

Julia said...

Your blanket is bloomin' lovely!! Im on with my own at the moment and Im most impressed to see finished ones as it spurs me on to do a bit more to my own!

Lovely landscape pics too, enjoyed your walk!

Love to you
Julia xxx

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