Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Pre-Wonderwool quickies 2 - Chester zoo

All work and no play makes Debbie a dull girl so we took a well-earned trip out to Chester Zoo over the Easter hols. We hadn't been since Will was small so it was amazing to see so many changes and improvements there have been to the habitats. Although I have reservations about zoos, Chester does everything it can to make the animals lives as interesting as possible and does lots of beneficial work re-introducing animals to the wild. I guess given the plight of many of our most familiar animals it's a trade-off we have to live with until animals' native habitats are restored and protected. (Hops off soap box).

Highlight of the visit was the twilight zone. The bats were amazing and were so active we could feel them whooshing past us in the semi-darkness. Watching them swoop and dive between the visitors was incredible. The elephants were great, wallowing in a huge mudbath and spraying each other with mud. When the babies (ok, calves), followed the mums out of the bath they all trooped off in a line - it was like a scene from a disney movie!

Candy floss was the order of the day for the boys (hot coffee for me, thank you very much!) - how they weren't sick on the way home I'll never know....

Pre-Wonderwool quickies - first Earthues workshop

A couple of quick updates before Wonderwool fever takes over completely...

The first Earthues workshop in our new venue in Sale was great fun. The hall is massive so we had plenty of elbow room, which is just as well as everyone was very busy producing sample sets and scrummy yarns. A special thank you to my first visitors Vicky, Ceri and Rachel who made it such an enjoyable day.

As ever the girls put me to shame with fabulous pics and completed items in near-record time. I put this down to the fact that I can't teach and take photos at the same time (put me down as a fail for multi-tasking abilities).

Vicky brought along some gorgeous knitted hearts made after our last workshop. Inspired by these are the cute little hearts which Ceri made from her naturally dyed yarns.
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