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'll be at Cornerstone's Christmas Market on Saturday, December 6, with hand-dyed yarn, stitch markers and beaded jewellery. The market is open from 11am to 3pm - there's no charge to get in, so do come along and say hello!
Scaffolding is going up along the Hove Street side of the building just as we're getting to the warmest months of the year. It's covering one living room window as well as those in the kitchen and bedroom; no netting as yet but I expect to be back in the Mole Hole shortly!
I'm still looking for my knitting mojo but I have started a new crochet blanket.
DK oddments and sock-yarn-used-double, 4mm hook; pattern is Gary's Ripple from 200 Ripple Stitch Patterns which looks like it's out of print these days.
Planted up several containers on the balcony - sage, lemon thyme, flat leaf parsley and Morrocan mint. Since I took this photo, I've added clumps of Lobelia String of Pearls to the containers. The bay tree on the left is one of the few plants to survive last winter's waterlogging although the lower leaves are brown-edged due to wind and salt damage.
Flossie has been sitting in the sunshine, prowling around the flat and being a general nuisance. Nothing new there then...
Well, we're storm-battered here on the south coast but luckily there's no flooding where I live. I can't imagine how awful the flooding must be in other parts of the country. Today (just for a change) it's sunny, dry and the sky is blue.
What have I been up to this month? Not a lot really - I seem to have been skulking indoors knitting and reading or drying out coats and gloves for most of February. One highlight was yesterday when I met up with fellow Brighton & Hove blogger Sarina for a lovely lunch in town. Sarina's blog is here: Sarina's Allsorts.
I seem to be frogging more metres that knitting them these days. I cast off a stripey garter stitch shawl (see previous post for pic) this morning and the more I look at it, the more I think I'll frog it. I tried it on, looked in the mirror and the word that came to mind was 'frilly' which was not good...
In other news, I'm listening to The Leopard by Jo Nesbo read by the wonderful Sean Barrett, and reading Raising Steam by the even-more-wonderful Terry Pratchett (real book) and Flappers by Judith Mackrell (Kindle book).
Flossie is being her usual charming annoying self and refuses to pose for any more of 'those candid photos' ;o)
The weather's still fairly wild here although it stopped raining for a few hours today which meant I could get out and take some photographs.
There's usually a shingle beach this close to the promenade - most of the large shingle has been thrown landwards by the storms. I'm posting photographs of the seafront on Hove Daily Photo for the rest of the week, starting today.
Hideous weather - you'd never believe that yesterday was sunny with not a cloud in the sky for most of the day. My front window is like a sieve when rain comes from the south-westerly direction (note strategic placement of soak-up cloths). The dark shape (bottom right) is Flossie clamped to the radiator. Sensible girl...
That was the worst storm I've experienced since moving to the seaside in 2007. Apart from the noises which kept me awake into the small hours and several litres of water drip drip dripping through the front windows, the only things that got damaged were the bird spikes round my balcony. Weird, eh?
I disentangled three lengths from the rosemary bushes this morning; they'd peeled away from the top balcony rail. Must buy more outdoor sticky fixers...
In other news, I have enough clean hand-knitted socks to last me into February...