Tuesday, 26 October 2010

saturday lost, sunday finds

yet more knitting

This weekend I spent almost all of Saturday in recovery after a rather splendid, gin-cocktail fuelled, 1920s party on Friday. To make amends, I got up at 6am on Sunday to watch the grand prix and then busied myself around town:

• Wooden parrot from the market.
• Embroidered sweater from Frock me!
• Cardigan in progress.

(These dark evenings are not brilliant for photography).

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

hello winter coat


My toes are frozen and my little finger has gone numb, but luckily the sun is still shining.

Friday, 15 October 2010


one week

I've been inspired by Sandra Juto and have taken up a neck worm style project so I can have a break from knitting complex patterns.

I've given myself the rule that I have to change colour every day so the finished piece will end up being a bit like a knitting diary. The sequence above shows a week's work. I expect my progress to slow a bit from now on.

...especially now I have a proper job. Career woman.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010


Yesterday I went to see A Town Called Panic (Panique au village). Tres bon!
I'd like to watch the TV series now.

Saturday, 9 October 2010

mixtape for me

mixtape for me

I received a mixtape in the post from Joe this week and it's nothing short of amazing. Cut paper, dancing illustrations and 2 discs of music - GREAT! This definitely makes up for not receiving one last month.

Joe has posted a video to the flickr group which shows all the moving parts in their full glory. I think I'm going to have to up my effort with next month's attempt.

Sunday, 3 October 2010



I've just finished knitting my first jumper. I'm not sure about the sleeves on this one yet (although I'm sure they'll grow on me) but I think the lacy pattern looks pretty grand.

Next on the cards (or the needles): some warmer winter projects and treats for christmas.

I'm going to try and have both a crochet and a knitting project on the go from now on so I can pick and choose. I also need to do more reading. This is a must.

Friday, 1 October 2010

in the Ardèche

river crossing
weekend break

Three weeks ago I skipped the country for a few days and travelled to rural France for a long weekend away.

It was such a perfect end to the summer - we swam in the river, ate our weight in cheese, attempted a bike ride, played sunset featherball and spent the evenings eating, playing games and doing some stargazing. The only thing I wasn't so keen on were the house visitors.

And now it's October...gosh.