Well we were very lucky yesterday because not long after we moored up we had thunderstorms and lightning. It cooled everywhere down which was good. It said on the weather forecast that it was going to rain again today… not a chance. Lovely day again and it was a bit cooler so it was definitely perfect cruising weather. We are always so lucky when we go off cruising as we always seem to get good weather… I hope I have not jinxed us now by saying that!!!
We didn’t set off until after midday today…, not because I was a lazy sod and stayed in bed but because I was knitting. I have absolutely loved knitting this blanket that I started Sunday night and just couldn’t put it down. I was knitting until late last night and straight after breakfast today… I was on a mission…Mission completed just turned midday today:
It is the first pattern I have followed as it has a border all the way around. There is a bit of wool left so I am going to make some kind of decoration on it, not sure yet whether to put tassels on it or to make some flowers. That is the fun part; it can be whatever I want it to be.
I think I might make another throw, this time for the bedroom. I must try taking my time with the next one. Perhaps I could start a business from the boat, knitted bags, throws, blankets…………..oh and I mustn’t forget “Willy Warmers!!”. Already had a request for one of these from one of my friends……….Yes you know who you are 😉 I need to find elasticated wool though!! Perhaps even bigger knitting needles???!!
Well the one thing that was very memorable today was that the dog did a runner!!! Unbelievable!! I moored up at Wheaton Aston and waited whilst another boat went down the lock, Roy stood waiting at the lock with the dog (Wish) and when the boat left the lock I just think Wish thought it was me leaving the lock and off she went running along the canal. Who said collies are intelligent?? Me being the “lady” that I am stuck 2 fingers in my mouth and whistled so loud at least 10 times … luckily she heard eventually, after I set every dog off along the canal barking because of my whistling. She came running back to me with her ears down with a panic look on her face. She has not left my side since. She gave me a scare and herself as well when she couldn’t find us.
Lots of greenery everywhere today, it is like an enchanted forest as we have come through Brewood and Gnosall.
It was very muddy along the way. I was surprised to see a man riding his bike through the thick mud … it got so bad though he got off his bike and gave the wheels a dunk in the canal.