There's a really dramatic sky tonight (yes, I know I have a thing about skies; I think it's living high up that does it). These were taken through the studio window, just a few minutes apart.
February 26 - red sky in the morning, shepherd's warning
... 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 25 - I'm fascinated by old photographs, particularly ones that show family gatherings like this wedding. Aren't the hats amazing?
February 24 - flying fingers at Stash Yarns
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.
I know you're all dying to don your flesh-coloured undies and wear this little see-through number...
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 19 - leave home at 8am with wheelie suitcase full of stuff to be photographed; suitcase, contents and I arrive back home at 8.15pm.
The rays of the setting sun this evening were so fierce that they cast strong yellowy orange shadows through my windows. This is in the studio
and this was taken a couple of minutes later in the living room.
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.