The Hobbits, aka my nephews, arrived on Bank Holiday Monday for a few days holiday and we always like to do something different with them, but at the same time they also like to dye some wool/fibre.
This is what they did on Tuesday – a whole 24 hanks of sock yarn in single and multi colours.
On Wednesday I had a fibre delivery to the Stanhope Spinners and as Killhope Lead Mine is not far away, after we had delivered the fibre we went on to the mine. Eldest Hobbit wasn’t too keen, initially, to go down the mine, but during lunch he decided that he would like to and so we booked onto the 1.30 tour. We were equipped with wellies, hard hats and tourches for a very informative tour of the mine. We were glad of the wellies as the water in the mine was mid calf deep. Besides the tour of the mine there are lots of other things to see and do, and before we realised it, it was time to set off back home.
On Thursday, at the request of youngest Hobbit, we spent the day at the beech. Saltburn beech to be exact. We arrived just as the high tide turned, so we knew that there was soon going to be a lot of beech to play on.
This is what they built, some sort of fort. It kept them amused for most of the day.
Friday was another day of dyeing fibre
Then it was Saturday and their Dad came to take them home. They seemed to have enjoyed themselves, the dogs are tired, especially Deefa, chasing around during the games of French cricket in the back garden and helping to supervise what ever the boys were playing outside.
Peace and quiet now reigns, until their next visit!!!!!!