In between reading about swimming and pools, I've been knitting socks with a yarn (07205) that contains colours I associate with lidos: turquoise water, royal blue tiles, fresh green grass, white clouds and lead-grey/deep blue skies. Every time I've picked up my needles, I've fancied a swim, so I thought I'd take them to a lido now that they are finished. My sock model was otherwise engaged in an A level exam, so these are my feet dangling over the beautifully warm water this fine, early summer morning.
Hampton Pool is a wonderful place to swim and is particularly atmospheric and invigorating on a really cold day when the steam rises up. This time it really wasn't sock weather,
but a swim at any time of the year merits a cup of tea and a Mars Bar from the tiny, excellent cafe - my swimming friend rates the breakfast very highly and we always try to sit outside on the terrace above the pool unelss it's totally brass monkey weather. I'm saving the socks till then, then.