I haven't been to Blackpool since I was a child but I think its biggest attraction is the sea! You can walk on the beach for a long time and to me, the combination of sea and sky is always exhilarating and its proximity is one of the things I like the most about living in the U.K.
The piers are looking quite deserted at this time of the year but I do want to come back at the height of summer and have a proper seaside day.
Though who needs the artificial stuff when there's this natural light show?
I'm especially tempted by this elegant scroll cardigan.
And I got to wear my new chunky houndstooth sweater that I had finished just the night before. The pattern is by Erika Knight from the October 2013 issue of Knitting magazine (it doesn't seem to be on ravelry yet). The yarn used is Rowan's Sweet Harmony by Amy Butler (green) and Rowan Big Wool (black)This was very much a project that I winged and I think I got lucky. I didn't get gauge, I didn't even have the 12mm needles required for the colourwork, so I just knit the largest size on my 10mm. I also didn't realize that the stranded knitting would pull the fabric together so tightly. And the two wools aren't even the same thickness! So the back became the front and I decided just to knit the back in plain stocking stitch.