Saturday, 29 May 2010

City Pulse and country chill

It's the start of a holiday weekend here in the UK and we will be spending some time down in the city centre at the City Pulse. For anyone near Nottingham, this is a free music festival spread over 3 days in the city centre with four venues being used, all but one outdoors (the other being in a marquee) Full details can be found here. Bikerted is really looking forward to seeing Dr Feelgood whilst I will be happy to listen and spin to anyone. I suspect the drop spindle will get plenty of use :-)

For a taste of what is in store, check out these posts by Bikerted .reviewing previous city pulse events.

What have I been up to recently? well our bike club (Drake MCC) had our annual summer rally last weekend and for the last ten or so years these have been famous for their bad weather. Thunderstorms and torrential rain are usually the norm for this event seeing soggy bikers sat in the control tent or hiding in the pub. However this year thinks were a little different !!

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On the fibre front, I was able to do quite a bit of knitting over the weekend and a little spinning whilst hiding in the shade. It was the hottest weekend of the year so far and we all had a great time although I suspect the ride back may have been a little painful for one or two sun burnt bodies!!

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I also had the opportunity recently to catch up with fellow raveller Wikkidknitter for an afternoon of knitting and spinning and drinking coffee!

The weaving attempts continue with a little untidy tablet weaving, some more texture with hand spun silk and one of the spinning wheels has alpaca/merino on it. The other wheel, the sonata, has some Shetland along with a practise bobbin for when I take it out with me.

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Todays tasks are to tidy the house then head out and enjoy the music, umbrella ready in case. After all this IS a British bank holiday, its bound to RAIN!!

Have a great weekend everyone, and thanks for reading, I really appreciate your comments and friendship.


Chris Gray said...

I've never managed to get to grips with tablet weaving...just got into a dreadful mess and produced nothing of use at all!

I'll stick to my inkle loom thanks.

Have a good weekend (probably under cover if it's anything like HERE at the moment :-(

..and thanks for popping by my blog too :-)

maggi said...

And it is indeed raining. Glad you had good weather for your weekend away for a change.

Julie said...

Hope you have a good weekend despite today's rain. Dr Feelgood used to practice at the home of John Martin who lived round the corner from me when I was growing up in Essex.

Sally H said...

Hope the rain hasn't spoiled it for you, and you have had a great time