The colour-matched window display in Florian, Hove. I'd love to buy flowers from this shop but the prices are rather, er, steep for my budget.
Mid afternoon brought green sea, grey clouds. Earlier today, the sky was bright blue.
This is too pink; it should really be red. Deep red.
No, the colour's fine. Hmm, I'm not enjoying knitting the pattern.
Half a shawl down the line, the message finally sank in.
The same yarn frogged, overdyed and knitted in a different pattern. Much better!
I'm working my way through my stash of Koigu KPPPM and Colinette Jitterbug; it's mainly oddments with the odd single skein here and there. So far there have been several crochet blankets,
a hat and a pair of almost-finished-just-need-thumbs fingerless mittens
and there's still some yarn left. I'm convinced it's breeding...
In the same photo as the mittens are the start of Keiran Foley's Shetland Ruffles (rav link) in two colours of Malabrigo Sock (Dewberry and Solis) and a shawl for Steph in some of my hand dyed sock yarn.
I've been out and about today - the weather has been far too nice to stay at home.
Walked to Starbucks in Hove to drink coffee and do a little gentle knitting with friends - the sky really was that summery shade of blue!
November's been a fairly productive month at Wibbo Towers. I'm almost ready for the Craftaganza Craft Market, most of my Christmas shopping is done/ordered and I have a couple of things on the needles for me.
I'll leave you with this Groucho Marx quote: "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies."
The weather's pretty rubbish today; not particularly cold but horribly windy. I can hear the wind whistling outside my windows and plants on the balcony are getting a serious battering. I don't mind cold weather, rain or even snow but I absolutely hate windy weather and you get an awful lot of it down here on the south coast. Grumble.
So I think it's a day at home for me today. I'm waiting for the next installment of Huldran due out later this afternoon and listening to this which is slightly disappointing and has the distinct whiff of a potboiler.
Looking through a box of old photographs for images to post on Archive, I found this elegant lady knitting in the sunshine. I love her hat and shoes.
So far, so good; I'm going to have to concentrate on those cables though and make sure I cross them in the right direction...
This morning, I've cast off the very last of my gift knitting. Time to get something for me on the needles and I'm ready to wind a skein of the gorgeousness that's Wollmeise Merino Superwash in Wasabi.
I'm going to knit the first clue of Anna Dalvi's latest KAL, Huldran, a triangular shawl with lace and cable patterning. More soon!
Wovember's Hall of Shame.
Have you discovered Pinterest yet? It's a clever virtual pinboard that I use to keep track of images that I like as well as for practical stuff like recipes and crafty tutorials.
If you're already a pinner, you can see my boards here.
Day 22 and the post title says it all. Maybe that's just how I'm feeling today! This NaBloPoMo thing is a good way of getting back to more regular blog posting though and I'll probably struggle on to the end of the month...
One thing occurs to me today after posting this photograph on one of my other blogs. Written on the back are the children's names and ages - this means that I can date the photograph pretty accurately by looking the names up on census and BMD registers. I'm not related to this family but it's nice to know who they are and when they lived. Without the information written on the back I could only guess.
If you have old family photographs, try and find out who the people are, how they're related to each other and when/where the photograph was taken. Write the details on the back - you might already know the information yourself, but no-one will in the future unless you write it down.