Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Knitting with (L)atitude

Afternoon from hot & muggy Suffolk.

Well what a weekend - so much to tell you that I could fill pages with lists of who we saw and of course lots of photos too. Those poor people who are my Facebook friends will have been able to see some pictures - however there are a few that were specially taken for my lovely blogging friends.

Little son & I had a great time - we've walked miles, seen so many acts and of course sampled all sorts of great festival food. We've also meet some lovely people both in the campsites & arenas and also bumped into friends that have moved away from the area too (that was quite a surprise!).

No visit to the festival would be complete without a walk around the lake to visit the rainbow coloured sheep;

Of course they are popular with everyone - including celebs dads and the Sheriff of Nottingham;

Now you can take a crafter anywhere and she'll find something to do. Imagine my delight when we found a Knitting/Crochet tent - the idea being you knitted/crocheted a square which will eventually be made into a blanket & used at another festival for people to sit on while they knit/crochet!!Of course I had to this;

The phrase if you can't beat them - join them sprung to mind when Little Son decided he'd have a go;

The first square was not bad and he was soon badgering me to let him use my needles & yarn to start another;

So another blanket has been started in the VV household or possibly a cushion cover - depends how long this new hobby lasts.

One of our favourite performers this weekend was Phil Jupitus and we knew he was staying on the site for most of the weekend and infact everyone seemed to have met him & had a photo taken. Well just as we'd given up hope and were heading back to the tent on Sunday night - we finally bumped into him. What a great man - genuine and friendly. So one happy small boy ends today's post;

Off to battle the laundry pile and make the most of the final days of peace before the holidays begin. I shall be blogging over the summer but probably more hit & miss than normal so don't worry if I seem to disappear - like Arnie - I will be back!!

PS - big son & MrVV had a very great lads weekend - a party, a huge cycle ride and plenty of meals out and fun - just a shame they forgot to take any photos!

xxx Vicki xxx


bekimarie said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time and how great to see a boy knitting!

B xxx

Floss said...

It really sounds (and looks) wonderful. We used to go to a big event (a Christian one)when we were in England, but there doesn't seem to be much of that sort of culture in France, so I feel our boys are missing out. Great to see your son knitting - I can tell he's better than me already!

Vintage Vixen said...

It all looks fabulous. I thought about you this weekend. I love those pastel coloured sheep and the celeb spotting.
Good on your lovely lad to have a go with the knitting. You've got me all excited for the Big Chill now! xxx

Claire@AreWeNearlyThereYet said...

Looks a brill day out! Quite jealous at this end! X

Tracey said...

glad you had such a good time

harmony and rosie said...

Looks like a fab time was had by all. Good to do a bit of celeb spotting once in a while!

Scented Sweetpeas said...

fab fab fab - so jealous, looks like you had a great time.

Em said...

Oh Woweee I love the crochet and knitting tent idea!!
We usually go to Leeds Festival but I don't think We will be doing this year :(
But anyways looks like you both had an amazing time and Phil Jupitus Eh!!
He is so funny, I'm really jealous that you got to meet him!
Em xxx

JP said...

glad you had a good time - just love the sheep - hope it was humane!!!!!!!!!

Claire said...

I reeeeeeally want to go there one year :)