But before we get to that, Bloglovin seems to have gone AWOL so if I have not been to visit you lately that will be the reason why. Hopefully I will soon catch up.
Now to my day out! On Saturday a couple of old friends invited me to join them on a trip to RHS Rosemoor for The Great Wool Weekend - and what a lovely day we had. A pleasant drive through the Devon countryside, up hill, down dale and through narrow lanes brought us to the delightful gardens at Rosemoor.
We headed straight for The Garden Room which was housing the wool weekend not knowing what to expect but were very pleasantly surprised. There were a good number of stalls there and the quality of the products on sale excellent. Much of the knitting wool was locally produced and it was all top quality - not a ball of acrylic anywhere! Lots of local makers, spinners, felters and a lovely lady weaving on a triangular frame which we had never come across before.
It was very busy so after a walk all the way around we decided to regroup over lunch and plan our buying strategy! Lunch from the restaurant was delicious and served very quickly, we were impressed. Having regained our strength we set off around the Garden Room again making our purchases. By this time the crowds had diminished and we had more of a chance to chat to the stallholders and browse properly. I was very restrained buying just a pair of socks and a skein of beautiful silk and merino yarn with which to knit a hat for next winter.
One of our party was tempted by a triangular loom which you can glimpse being demonstrated in the picture below.
At this point she was showing my friend how to set up the loom having just removed a completed triangle which you can see by her left hip. The completed triangles can be sewn or crocheted together to make scarves, shawls, blankets, ponchos etc and the frames come in a variety of sizes. My friend bought the next size up from the one on show which luckily fitted in to the car. She was duly christened Rosie after Rosemoor!
These cheeky three made appearances throughout the day.
A couple of views of the Garden Room towards the end of the day when it was nice and quiet.
We did manage an hour to look around the beautiful gardens but there is a lot to see and so definitely worth a return visit.
The beautiful statue of a soldier is almost dead centre in the picture below.
Couldn't resist these in the apple orchard!
And these were in the kitchen garden.
Returned home tired but happy after a Grand Day Out.