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
I love Dockerills; it's a proper shop staffed with friendly, knowledgeable people who take a pride in their work. When you ask for an item, they don't do the classic "it's over there" and wave their hand in the general direction of said thing. They actually come out from behind their counter and go fetch it for you. Pretty impressive in this day and age, particularly when you only want a 75p packet of 3amp fuses.
Frost and bright sunshine over Christmas has turned into fog and nasty damp greyness. I've been skulking at home to avoid the weather; reading, knitting and listening to music is much more appealing than going outside. Hope it cheers up tomorrow...
Time to sit down with a cup of tea/coffee every morning and finish one pair from the pile of socks-that-need-heels-and-toes-grafting. This is today's pair. It's been so long since I knitted them that I'm not sure what the yarn is, but I like its lurid pinkness.
I decided to leave the Christmas tree in its box this year; the out-of-Flossie's-reach spot where it usually goes is already occupied so I made a quick garland of baubles to hang across the centre of the window bay.
6 packs of tiny shatterproof baubles, some Anchor Artiste Metallic yarn in white, 2.75mm crochet hook. It's basically a long crochet chain with a bauble added every 4 chains by working a dc (US sc) through its hanging loop.
That's Santa of the Secret variety, btw. He also brought me a sheepy coaster and mug which I'm about to try out once the kettle's boiled. Last night was the Wednesday knitting group's night out at Temptation in Brighton; great company, fabulous food and knitty presents. Not to mention a little alcohol consumption :o)
I like avocados; food and foliage in one neat package. I ate this avocado a few months ago, planted the pit (stone) and the resulting plant is coming along very nicely. I didn't bother with the toothpick thing which is fiddly. I soaked the washed pit in water for a couple of days, peeled away the skin, planted the pit in an 8cm pot of compost and stuck it on the kitchen windowsill to sprout. I repotted the plant into the next size pot when it had grown four leaves.