Archive Vintage postcards, photographs, scrapbooks and ephemera from my collection
Hove Daily Photo Photos of Hove, East Sussex, taken from December 2008 to December 2015
Jan Eaton's Book Errata I've listed the known corrections for my crochet and knitting books here - titles include UK and US versions of 200 Crochet Blocks, 200 Knitted Blocks and 200 Ripple Stitch Patterns
... is getting done these days. The work-all-hours-God-sends period on the book is over and I now have Knitting Time in the evenings. I have a couple of pairs of socks on the go; one in some oldish Regia out of the stash, the other pair in Tofutsies, a present from Jill. Nice yarn - I'm knitting it on two 2.25mm HiyaHiya circs and the fabric feels so soft and silky.
I spent yesterday afternoon knitting at Stash Yarns. Lots of knitters hanging out (including Stitch 'n Dye Sue, Knittiotherapy Sue, Franney, Adrienne, Lisa) as well as the workers - in between looking after customers, Nic was crocheting squares, Diane was knitting a sock and Nathalie was knitting a sample to display in the shop.
This lovely stuff was a present from Diane to go with my spindle. Knitters are such generous people!
February 22 - I didn't fancy combining dripping wet yarn, Flossie and bathroom-without-door. My improvised drip-dryer is a length of wood balanced between two filing cabinets with a washing-up bowl to catch the drips. The studio door is firmly shut; Flossie's on guard outside.
February 21 - dramatic stormy sky around 10.30am. An hour later the sky was clear blue (DMC 3755 if you're a stitcher) with a few fluffy white clouds dotted around. Weather forecast: changeable, rather like my mood.
February 16 - I use this pincushion almost every day. A hand-made birthday present received many years ago, it's stuffed with scraps of washed fleece and the cotton velvet top is getting worn through constant use. The side you can't see is made from cream velvet overlaid with pieces of patterned chiffon and embellished with embroidery and melted plastic leaves.