Monthly Archives: February 2008

Loop

Yesterday I visited a shop that is, in theory walking distance from where I work, silly me chose to get the bus. Of course it would have been quicker to walk.
Loop is a bit of a hidden treasure, this is my second visit and I managed without the help of an A to Z. I was very reserved, mainly because I have yet to think of a use for the lovely Blue Sky Alpaca Cotton although the Silk was very tempting. So just came away with this Berry coloured sock yarn.
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These gorgeous buttons. No idea what for yet but I just needed them, thought at worst they would go together without too much trouble. I was tempted by some others until I saw they were £4.50 each!
After this very pleasant shop I met up with friends for a Chinese buffet meal, never again, its only saving grace was it only cost £10. Wagamamas looked so tempting across the way.Thankfully we usually like to try a new venue every time we meet.
Quick question, have any of you plans for 6th September? Do tell. Clue is here.
Lots of knitting news tomorrow followed by mitts, I hope.
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Pay it Forward

Both dispatched and now received.
I only photographed one item, and not very well, in my haste to get them sent.

Midwest Moonlight from Interweave Knits Scarf Style, knit in Hand Maiden Seasilk. Wouldn’t mind one myself. This is the second version, the first was almost twice the width and although nice I didn’t have enough yarn to make it long enough.

Here’s a couple of links to better pictures from the recipients blogs, hope they don’t mind.

http://spasticshepherdknits.blogspot.com/2008/02/thank-you-debbie.html

http://theyarnyard.co.uk/newsite/content/blogsection/2/9/ – 11th December entry, if you’re interested. These are the 187 stitch socks!

P.S. You may have notice this blog template changes regularly, I have ideas but not time to actually execute them so hopefully this will at least be neat!

Acquisitions

From Stash in Putney.

Dream in Colour Smooshy, In Vino Veritas. Hand Maiden Casbah, Fruit Punch. As you can see I have 1 project in mind, the Casbah was just too rich a colour to leave behind.

This morning we have been out for breakfast, you have to when you’ve run out of bread, don’t you? With Mothers Day in mind we ventured into our local book seller, bad, bad, extremely bad idea.
This is the Pressie book, notice the sticker? BOGOF

Not one to refuse an offer like that I bought these for me! I am as dangerous in book shops as I am in yarn shops.

I am frantically trying to finish 3 pairs of socks before Natalie updates her shop next week. Will definitely be knitting a few pairs of these.

Enjoy your weekend.

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Walk to Work

Not exactly from Brighton but these are a few views from my journey from St Pancras International Station to the Office.

So from top left we have the departure board at St Pancras with Eurostar departures displayed, it was tempting. This has a wobble, sorry, I was running late.
Two side views of the outside of St Pancras which I think is a fantastic building.
The additional modern structure from where I emerge everyday into a building site which is Kings Cross side entrance.
A view down platform 8 at Kings Cross towards the concourse.
The “Lighthouse” at the junction of Pentonville Road and Grays Inn Road.
A wall of words which is a feature of the new Regent Quarter, this is part of the Kings Cross regeneration project. Believe me my walk has improved noticeably in the last 13 years.
A famous Italian Deli which stocks everything but has retained its original facade, behind the metal gates are paper bags full of baguettes. If I had photographed the opposite way you would have had a lovely view of Tesco Metro which will no doubt put this lovely shop and others out of business.

Finally

I pass platform 9 3/4 every day, usually a little busier with photographers than this.

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Prizes

I left a comment on this very nice ladys blog and look what I got.

Hand Made Notecards, Stitchmarkers (which actually say “Made with Love”), Chocolate of the very nicest kind.

And 3 balls of this deliciously coloured Bouton d’Or yarn. One I will have to investigate.

I took the camera today and managed to get a few pics despite being delayed. Tomorrow.

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Prospecting

Tomorrow I am using up the final half a day of last years leave with a little circuitous journey home.
Stash in Putney via Vauxhall so if I haven’t had enough sproglett dodging I may venture into I Knit. Of course its only for window shopping, maybe that might be an itsy white lie.

I’m also contemplating taking my camera to give you some views of my daily commute, watch this space Harry Potter fans.

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It is an easy way to waste a few hours with quite acceptable results. Picasa

Tulips 19 February 2008


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