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
It's National Knitting Week next month. Brighton & Hove Stitch 'n' Bitch have been making seasonal fruit and veg to display in the Tearoom at Hove Museum; these are my contributions,
a handful of blackberries and a pair of pears.
The knitted blackberries and leaves are my design, but I can't take credit for the shapely crochet pears - they're made from a free pattern by Cupcake. You can find the pattern on her blog, crochetroo.
and we all know that shadows mean sunshine (and lots of traffic heading down to the seaside car park).
The sea is remarkably blue, although the horizon is still rather hazy.
We also have eye candy
but absolutely no knitting progress to show you. The green shawl is finished, but not yet blocked. After the wall-to-wall froggerama of earlier this week, several skeins of yarn have hit the dyepot and are dripping all over drying, ready to start something new.
Reluctance to finish some knitted projects, that is. Said projects have been hanging around for several months; listing them on Ravelry as WIPs hasn't helped. It's a case of love the yarn; love the pattern; hate to admit that yarn, pattern and colour look rubbish together.
Winding frogged yarn into balls is very satisfying. And adds to my yarn stash at no extra cost...
I've been knitting away on this shawl since the Ravelympics, in between finishing a couple of pairs of plain vanilla socks.
Yes, I know it's green, not purple, which is rather surprising but I like how the colour's knitting up. The pattern is Claire's Shawl; it's the first time I've knitted a square shawl in the round. At the moment, the knitting looks like a big bunched-up blob but I have high hopes that the shawl will block beautifully. The yarn is the-now-sadly-discontinued Jaeger MatchMaker Merino 4ply hand dyed in shades of green with a dash of soft chestnut brown here and there.
I've finished the body of the shawl and started the knitted-on edging. 10 repeats done; 110 still to go, not to mention the corner charts. To paraphrase Captain Oates, I may be some time....