The next day it was a bit more overcast and despite being sore from the day before we headed up to Dartmoor and cycled the Granite Way from Lydford, which is a lovely village on Dartmoor, to Okehampton.
There is some beautiful scenery along the way. On the way to Okehampton we had dry, overcast weather but I didn't take any photos. On the way back we stopped at a bridge to take a couple of photos. Soon after it started raining, so we cycled as fast as we could so we would get back to Lydford without getting too wet. The rain stopped before we got back to Lydford and we dried out a bit. We ended our ride with a light lunch at the pub in Lydford.
Creationfest is a week long Christian event held in Cornwall every August. As it's fairly local to us, we usually take this week off and attend a few days. You can camp on site but as it's so close to our home, we don't camp. Also, I HATE camping and the site is the windiest place in Cornwall.
Creationfest got off to a great start this year. We spend most of the Sunday there. Went home for dinner then went back in the evening to see Martin Smith. If you're a Christian you may have heard of Delirious which was a very well known rock band on the Christian scene. Martin Smith was their lead singer. His set was amazing and we really enjoyed seeing him. Taking a photo of a lit up stage in the distance is not easy but below is Martin Smith in action.
We had planned to go to Creationfest 2-3 days but we enjoyed it so much we went for 4 days in total. In between the worship and talks we managed to sit outside and enjoy the sunshine. I finished two shawls last week.
Pandora (below) has been on the needles for most of this year and I finished it once and realised I'd gotten the shaping wrong and ripped out 80% of it. I've been working on it between other projects but it's finally finished and waiting to be blocked. I'm hoping to publish this pattern in about 2 weeks time. Pandora will be the fifth and final design in the Between The Lines collection. You can purchase the collection now at a discounted price of £8. Once I publish Pandora the collection will be £10.
I also started the second Fab Funky Fibres sock. I'm using Creme Caramel as the basics for these socks but I'm adding an afterthought heel instead of the standard gusset and heel flap included in the Creme Caramel pattern.
Tomorrow I'll share the second half of our 'staycation' which included a trip to Cardiff and a day at the Bristol Balloon Fiesta.
What have you been up to lately?