flyhoof Spent a happy afternoon browsing the gorgeous plants at a new local plant nursery... 3w

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flyhoof Came across this place in a back street in Kendal and the owner poked her head out of the window after I took a photo to tell me a bit about its history, which was nice of her :) It's been a dye-works, a butchers, a theatre and a fake blood factory (amongst many other things) over the years. Now it's the home and workplace of a graphic designer and is listed on Airbnb... 3w
  •   poppyprint Fake blood factory!! 3w
  •   flyhoof @poppyprint ha! I know! I preferred that to the butchers though. The fake blood was for the film and theatre industry :) 3w
  •   mybricole It's beautiful 3w
  •   flyhoof @mybricole it's an amazing looking place. I've just been checking it out on the Airbnb website and the interior has been decorated really nicely too 3w
  •   ariannahalshaw Where is it? 3w
  •   flyhoof @ariannahalshaw it's in Kendal, Cumbria on a street called Low Fellside. It's such a huge building but completely tucked away at the end of a narrow road 3w

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flyhoof Soooo much lovely fleece and fibre for sale at Woolfest today. I mostly managed to behave myself and didn't bring as much home as I have in previous years... :) 4w

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flyhoof A smart looking Manx Loaghtan sheep waiting to be shown off in the rare breed parade at Woolfest today 4w

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flyhoof Bags and boxes filled with amazing King Stropharia mushroom spawn on the course I did this weekend... 1mon

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flyhoof Spent my weekend at a local permaculture project, learning how to cultivate exotic edible and medicinal mushrooms 1mon
  •   holsworth That sounds amazing! 1mon
  •   carbonsoup Oh that sounds wonderful!!!!! 1mon
  •   flyhoof @holsworth @carbonsoup it was great! I'm going to use my new knowledge to set up some mushroom growing on the organic farm where I volunteer. Exciting stuff! :D 1mon

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flyhoof A seat with a view at a stunning local garden I visited this week. Looks like an ideal spot for some knitting! 1mon

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flyhoof What I'm doing now (#widn tagged by lovely ladies @anyonecanquilt and @moonroveryarn)... Recovering from a session of indoor tennis! All the outdoor courts were full, so we got to use a fancy indoor court for the same price. I felt like a proper tennis player! Aching now though... :) 1mon
  •   moonroveryarn That looks like so much fun! 1mon
  •   flyhoof @moonroveryarn it was! I'm sure I played better than usual because of the professional-looking surroundings too! 1mon
  •   anyonecanquilt That does look fancy! To feel like a true and proper tennis player, you must scream every time you hit the ball. 1mon
  •   flyhoof @anyonecanquilt ha! You're right! So many different screams and grunts to look forward to when Wimbledon starts. I don't scream, just lots of groans of frustration as I miss-hit the ball (which happens a lot!) 1mon
  •   moonroveryarn Totally!! 1mon

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flyhoof My @lynaiyarns Manic Speckled socks perching on top of my new #socksack bag, for the lovely @anyonecanquilt, who wanted to know how my socks were knitting up 2mon
  •   anyonecanquilt I love them, they're perfect!! So is your sock sack.️ Now you have me wanting to make a new one of those too! 2mon
  •   fhiggs I have a deep love for speckled socks/yarn! 2mon
  •   flyhoof @anyonecanquilt thanks! I want to make another sock sack too but I've been struck down with fabric choice indecision! 2mon
  •   flyhoof @fhiggs me too! I wished that I hadn't knitted these with the slip stitch stripes because I prefer the way the speckled yarn is shown off more on the sole (where it's just plain knitting). I'll know for next time though and it's a good excuse to buy more speckled yarn! 2mon
  •   moonroveryarn So pretty!! 2mon

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flyhoof Trying to initiate a game on the stairs with my friend's cat Leira (who was unimpressed)... 2mon
  •   flossieteacakes Leira's collar looks a very Libertyesque shade if purple! 2mon
  •   flossieteacakes Of, not if 2mon
  •   flyhoof @flossieteacakes you're right! I'm sure she'd love a purple Liberty paper shopping bag to play in too! :) 2mon
  •   flossieteacakes @flyhoof She probably would, wouldn't she! I do love a kitten in a bag. 2mon
  •   flyhoof @flossieteacakes me too! Cats and paper bags are a very happy pairing. If I ever get a cat-sized Liberty bag I'll definitely have to save it for her! 2mon

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flyhoof Came across a ringed plover nest on the beach today! Took a very quick photo. Hope it doesn't get trampled, it was very near the road 2mon
  •   brianisthemessiah Does the plover put all the broken shells down to lay the eggs on or are they already there? 2mon
  •   flyhoof @brianisthemessiah just checked in one of my boyfriend's bird books and it seems the broken shells were collected by the birds for the nest :) 2mon
  •   paperkangaroo I'm going to have to google it to see what a plover is. But those eggs are beautiful!! 2mon
  •   flyhoof @paperkangaroo do! It's a ringed plover (there are a few different kinds of plover) and it's a very sweet bird - one of my favourites! :) 2mon
  •   ecr00neg I had no idea their eggs were shaped like that. Neat. 2mon
  •   flyhoof @ecr00neg they're surprisingly pointy! :D 2mon

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flyhoof The quilt I made for my boyfriend's birthday is getting it's first wash and line dry today :) 2mon

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flyhoof A particularly fine specimen on display in the auricula theatre... 2mon

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flyhoof Saw my first ever auricula theatre today! #auriculageek 2mon

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flyhoof Got a bad case of front door envy whilst visiting Summerdale garden today... 2mon

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flyhoof Had such a lovely afternoon exploring a local garden and plant nursery today... 2mon

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flyhoof All cut out, ready to be sewn into my first #socksack! Hoping having a fancy storage bag will make two-at-a-time sock knitting less daunting! :D 3mon
  •   synnove_strikker I have made 3 now, and they are addicting. So I am cuttinh out the pieces for 3 more at this moment. 3mon
  •   paperkangaroo I love those fabrics!! 3mon
  •   jammypudding I need to make one of these. Don't be daunted by two at a time. You'll be surprised how straightforward it is. :) love those hedgehogs. 3mon
  •   flyhoof @blueberryathome @paperkangaroo thank you! :D 3mon
  •   flyhoof @synnove_strikker that sounds promising, I'm hoping it won't be too tricky to sew! :) 3mon
  •   flyhoof @jammypudding thanks for the two at a time encouragement! I'm hoping it'll make sense once I get started :) I love the hedgehogs too, one of my favourite Lizzy House designs :) 3mon
  •   synnove_strikker I looked at the vimeo videos. English is not my daily language, so it was easier for me to understand the first part by looking at them. 3mon
  •   flyhoof @synnove_strikker oh, I didn't realise there were videos! Thanks for the tip, I'm a visual learner so that will be very helpful :) 3mon

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flyhoof I've nearly knitted my first ever sock! Just out of shot: circular knitting needles dangling off my leg :) 3mon

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flyhoof Found lots of yellow flowers during a walk this morning. The bees and butterflies were enjoying them! 3mon
  •   oocha Beautiful! 3mon

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flyhoof Watching springtime birds on the common behind the house with this dude... 3mon

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