Unlikely to be appreciated

A misshapen knitted sheep
A misshapen knitted sheep

A few years ago I knitted a sheep. Knitting toys perhaps requires more skill than knitting garments. It is unlikely that anyone would appreciate my sheep as a gift, so I have kept the poor thing!

The photo challenge from the Daily Post is Unlikely.

 

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Another Lego exhibition

The models, which are displayed in Lego exhibitions, are designed by professional Lego artists.  I was amazed by the attention to detail in the models at the Bricks in Time exhibition at Rheged.  This summer exhibition tells English history in Lego models and  ends on 4 September.  If you have missed it, perhaps there will be a chance to see it somewhere else.  (Brick City at The Beacon, Whitehaven continues for another week.)  The wonderfully decorated Herdwick sheep are going to be at Rheged soon prior to their auction in aid of the Calvert Trust.  I spotted a few in various locations in Cumbria including one at Rheged.  (Actually hubby spotted this one!)

North Cumbria
North Cumbria
South Cumbria
South Cumbria

There are lots of pictures of the Lego models of The Flying Scotsman online.  Although I took lots of photos, I am only going to post the ones I took of a Victorian street.  The details impressed me.  Look out for the people’s hats.  The milliner on the street must be doing well.  There was a child with a hoop – a popular game.  The pavement alone was a work of art.

Keswick and Derwentwater

One of the most popular destinations in the English Lake District is Keswick on Derwentwater.  I recently saw a Tweet commenting on how little geography people in London know.  Someone on the BBC had said, “Keswick near Kendal”.  Perhaps they should drive (or take the bus) from Kendal to Keswick.  It is a lovely scenic route.  The road has been repaired to a very high standard following last winter’s floods.

A recent outing to Keswick included a walk each way along the shore of Derwentwater, through Hope Park and round the town, where the Go Herdwick ewe and lamb trails were in full swing.  I have mentioned this art event here and here.  It is a fund-raising project for the Calvert Trust.  I bought the two guides to the trails.  One is a map with all the ewes pictured.  The other is designed for children and has the lambs.  I was sold it by mistake and passed it on to a friend with children, who is likely to make good use of it.

Here are some of the photos I took.  (Mouse hovering brings up the captions.)