Our holiday home for the week in the little village of Loders in West Dorset:
Gorgeous hydrangeas in the village – I couldn’t resist taking some photos of these!:
Relaxing morning walks with our dogs along the nearby disused railway track:
Making crocheted pebble cosies (see some tips and a link to a great tutorial at the end of this post):
The perfect beach day at Burton Bradstock (my fave beach and home of the wonderful Hive Beach Café):
Beach crochet in Rowan’s handknit cotton’s best seaside colours (a square from the Made with Loops Homely Blanket Quest):
Paddling and having fun in the waves:
Beach windmills at the Hive Beach Ice Cream Parlour:
An awesome evening trip to Eggardon Hill Iron Age Hill Fort:
Amazing 360 degree view of the county:
Gorgeous views of the countryside in the evening light:
Walking back along the footpath from Eggardon Hill:
Finishing my crocheted scarf made using Rowan Kidsilk Haze Glamour and a pattern from Churchmouse Yarns (more about this in another post):
Driving though the village of Wool (great name for a yarn addict!) on the way to Lulworth Cove:
Purbeck Ice creams at beautiful Lulworth Cove:
Looking down at the famous Durdle Door from the cliff tops:
Admiring the jaunty boats at West Bay:
Super scrummy wood-fired pizza at the amazing Watch House Café:
A spot of evening mackerel fishing:
Beautiful evening light down at West Bay:
Dorset Cream Tea at Mangerton Water Mill:
Sweet little ducklings discovered by the lake at the water mill:
And free range hens:
A trip to West Dorset wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the wonderful Bridport Yarn, where some small purchases were made (more about this in a later post)!
A little bit of knitting with a morning coffee in the garden:
Something sweet for the journey home!
Goodbye Dorset, we’ll visit you again soon!
If you’re interested in making your own pebble cosies, there is a great tutorial here. Alternatively you can just crochet your own motif, measure it against the pebble to ensure that it is roughly the same size using increases to adjust the fit, place the pebble inside, then decrease in, gathering the cosy around your pebble.
Happy Holidays! x