Hello from Brighton's Jubilee Library! The move went well; I'm settled in the flat and finding my way round Brighton. It's very odd not having internet access and it's made me realise how much I depend on the net for everyday things (weather, news, shopping, blog reading) as well as for keeping in touch with friends. I can't upload photos from this computer - I've been keeping up with Project 365 and will post a couple of weeks of pics as soon as I can.
July 15 - neat and well-organised, eh? You should see the rest of the flat....
I won't be blogging again this week, but I'll still be taking photos every day and plan to upload a week's worth at a time over the next few months. Thanks to everyone who sent and posted encouraging emails and comments; keep in touch!
July 14 - I love getting unexpected presents, especially handmade ones. Fellow purple-lover Sue made me two knitting bags - a small one in tie-dyed cotton (perfect for socks) and a big one (shawl or jumper size) using some of her exquisite Holy Grail Aubergine Velvet trimmed with beads and a fancy button. Wow!
July 13 - the important stuff is packed - yarn, books, plants, family photos - and Flossie has a new cat basket and scratching post. Still a lot to do...
July 11 - I'd forgotten about this photo until I was sorting through a box of stuff that came out of an old filing cabinet. I get the costumes, but can't make out why the girls are striking rather threatening poses. Are they just about to start some complicated tap dance routine? Any other ideas?
I'm sick of packing/chucking out/more packing; but the end is almost in sight! I'm moving to Brighton next Wednesday, July 18. If any London bloggers/non-bloggers fancy joining me for a farewell knit, I'll be hanging out at Stash Yarns this Saturday.
July 8 - Streatham has lots of interesting architecture, particularly above the High Road shops and restaurants
The Colinette shawl is finished. I can't block it because I've packed both blocking wires and box of pins, but I'm very pleased with it. I worked a round of single crochet (double crochet in the UK) to stabilise the edge before working the picot edging from the pattern. It's such a nice, undemanding knit that I've cast on another one, this time using the recommended yarn, Blue Sky Alpaca's Alpaca Silk.
The colour is lovely - it's a soft, steel grey which is less blue in real life - and the yarn's very nice to knit with on Addi Lace needles.
July 7 - Serendipity knitting needles from Stash Yarns
July 2 - escaped for a few hours today; a gentle potter round the shops and lunch with a friend in Croydon