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
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!
The cold, that is. I felt better for about four days then the sore throat started again. And the rest. I'm bored now but starting to feel better. Spring has sprung and we're hurtling towards when the clocks go forward so life's not all bad.
The shawl is now finished and blocked as is this crochet one, made for and modelled by my knitting friend Valerie (she loves orange).
As ever when the right weather occasion arises, Flossie is on the carpet roasting her ribs in a patch of sunlight.
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...
That was June; suddenly it's August. Much of the summer this year has been too darned hot for comfort as far as I'm concerned. I spent a fair amount of it skulking in front of an electric fan with my Kindle in hand re-reading books ranging from the Harry Potter series to Melvyn Bragg's biography of Richard Burton.
Knitting-wise; there have been pairs of plain vanilla socks (far too boring to blog about) and several shawls. Output much as usual then.
One for me - Heavy Weather, a lovely shawl pattern by Goddess Knits called Einin, worked in Wollmeise Lace in dark-grey-almost-black. Renee's patterns are a delight to knit - good instructions and large, clear charts.
Meanwhile, Flossie's as disinterested as usual. Must be time for another snooze...