Monday, June 26, 2006

knitting in style

We went punting. Actually we went knitting and someone else did the punting. It was lovely, drifting past ducks, colleges and other punters. Having someone who knows what they're doing tends to mean you go a little faster and stay out of trouble. This bit of river, past the backs, tends to be full of tourists who've never been in a punt before who are struggling to keep it going straight.

This is the bit of the river next to King's College. In the front row, absorbed in their knitting are Alison and Anne. Behind them, Avril, Arthur and Marcelle and beyond them, Mary (who you can't see) and Diane. The other person you can't see is Emily, who was sitting next to me.

It was a lovely afternoon for punting and a good time was had by all. Thanks Mary for organising it! You can find other people's pictures here, here and here. More on my flickr photostream.

Ooh, and I won the draw and came home with a couple of skeins of Rowanspun tweed. Yummy!


Judy said...

As a passionate Dorothy L. Sayers fan, I am thrilled to see people actually punting. Looks like my kind of sport, i.e., sitting down. Beautiful weather, too!

Pig wot flies said...

But of course, in Cambridge they punt from the wrong end. (I didn't mention it, doesn't do to be rude whilst on the river, you might get wet.) I think I prefer punting in Oxford, there are more places to pull in and sleep, especially if you go North, away from the touristy bits.
The challenge of punting is to remain elegant while propelling that punt along. That definitely takes practice.