Hello everyone! It's Friday again and Five on Friday link-up and this week I'm sharing some of what I saw and did whilst walking around the city centre recently.
1. As I walked through the Winter Garden shoppers were being treated to a free lunchtime concert and I stopped to listen to the musicians playing some pieces of classical music.
2. In the Peace Gardens drama students were drumming up interest for the open-air Pop-up Shakespeare Event as part of the Off the Shelf Festival of Words. They were going to perform extracts from Shakespeare's plays in and around the city.
3. In Fargate the Yellow Bus Events vehicle was parked up to advertise a November bonfire night event. It's coming up to the bonfire and firework season for many of us so I hope everyone, including your pets, stay safe.
4. Onwards..... I went to another street called the Moor to visit the covered Moor Market as the reason I was in town was to collect some yarn that I had ordered the week before. Previously I had been everywhere trying to match up a shade of yarn given to me by our daughter when she came to stay. I was using it to crochet another blanket for a single bed then ran out of it. I thought of going to the covered market where I found a haberdashery and wool shop. The owner will order anything if not in stock and she was able to find the nearest colour (Parma Violet) and the right type of yarn using her catalogue book as I had brought a small sample with me. The prices were also very good so I shall be going there again in the future and what a wonderful personal service! Now I'm able to continue crocheting the blanket.
The above are the three colours I'm using and the grey with the hint of violet is the one that was difficult to match up. I had to use a different grey for a few squares until I found something suitable. I'm also doing two patterns for the squares, the shell stitch and the closed as I get bored doing just one. I'm not proficient at crocheting, but I'm enjoying making the blankets.
5. The decorated elephants have disappeared from the streets and green spaces of the city, but on the 20th October in an event at the Crucible Theatre they were auctioned off and over £400,000 was raised for the Sheffield Children's Hospital Trust Charity. The planned projects including the acquisition of important new medical equipment will benefit sick children and their families at this hospital.
Here is another selection of the elephants and the decorations on them - the last lot of the collection that I shall share on the blog! Each elephant had an interesting story about the artist/group of artists and the reason for the design which you can read about HERE. Walking the trail along with the trail map looking for elephants was a good way of getting some exercise although not on the same day!
This will be my last Five on Friday for a while as I shall be taking a break from Five on Friday links-up in November. I hope to do one or two October round-up blog posts next week. Meanwhile I wish everyone a peaceful weekend.