Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Back to Oregon & Bodiam under water (again!)

Looking at those beautiful Chagall windows gave me the idea of how to make the scarf for my benefactor.

I remembered that I'd still got some wool left over from the first time I ran the London marathon whilst knitting, in 2007, as we'd laden me up like a pack mule having had no idea how much yarn I would actually use! This gorgeous multi-coloured yarn was one of them and it inspired me to knit a stripey garter stitch scarf.

The lovely thing is that although this scarf was knitted after the marathon, all the yarns it is made from completed the marathon with me!

It's actually much longer than the one I knitted back in 2007 and measures 2.33m (7'8") but is narrower at 6". I just cast on 300 stitches and knit back and forth changing the colour each row.

I think it looks rather jolly and I really hope he likes it. Of course I had to try it on before I went for my run this morning. It's now winging its way to its new owner.

The little baby cardigan is now complete as well and I was rather pleased with it as it came from my head and not from a pattern. I just hope it fits as they say that pride comes nefore a fall!

At last I have finished knitting gifts and can pick up the poor neglected Oregon cardigan and get it finished!

The next batch of photos show parts of Bodiam following the heavy rains of the last few days. The first one is taken from by the railway crossing, looking towards the Castle Inn. The water is covering almost all the field. I love the reflections of the houses in the water.

I don't think they'll be playing football on the pitch this weekend!

This shows the level of the water against the little bridge that crosses the river Rother. We have seen it even higher than that in the past. The river is about 3 times its normal width.

It's easy to forget that this is not an isolated event as you can see from the photo I took of Bodiam in January 2008!

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