A little trip to Devon

I’m just back from a family holiday on the north coast of Devon. We did lots of walking, eating and generally enjoying all the things London’s not so good for – like clear air and bouncy turf and multicoloured pebbles and SEALS.

I didn’t take many photos, and those I did were taken with an eye for future knitting designs. Here they are, with a few notes.barrington09

On the way, we stopped off at Montacute House in Somerset. This Elizabethan house is full of interesting textile pieces, including a collection of samplers and a beautiful crewel-work bedspread. Understandably, the lighting indoors is kept low to protect these, so I couldn’t take any bloggable pictures.

Montacute House

the famous lumpy hedges at Montacute – a result of one year’s heavy snowfall squashing the trees

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beach grass-inspired knitting in green, yellow and tan?

a Missoni-like zig-zag striped sweater in subtle shades of sand?

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a Missoni-like zig-zag striped sweater in subtle shades of sand?

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