Friday, 22 August 2008

Weather Flowers

I don't know what these pretty pink (we also have white ones, they started off pink and just turned white) flowers are called?
We call them weather flowers because when its sunny they open up
but when it is going to rain they close

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

My Ticket Has Arrived : )

My golden ticket for the IKnit Day featuring Stephanie Pearl-McPhee aka Yarn Harlot arrived. Now to start saving my money and keep my ticket safe till 6th September

Sunday, 10 August 2008


My dad picked some rhubarb from the garden today, so I turned it into a rhubarb and strawberry pie and very tasty it was too.
The recipe for this pie is on my other blog (posted July last year), you will notice there are no finished photos on last years pie as it was eaten while I went to fetch my camera..............

Friday, 8 August 2008

Olympics 2008

I was watching the opening ceremony of the Olympics today, it was really well organised.
I love watching all the different sports and have planned on knitting and crocheting as I watch, I have designed my projects and bought the yarn only problem is will I drop lots of stitches while watching...........

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Pure London

I was at the trade show Pure London yesterday packed with Spring/Summer 09 womenswear, accessories and footwear collections. There was trend presentations and catwalk shows, plus a few Autumn/Winter 08/09 collections.What I noticed most was a lack of crochet and knitted garments and accessories, those I saw were very simple and lacy. There was lots of floaty sheer fabrics and jersey with interesting drape effects and hemlines. Soft folds and plenty of ruching on A-line dresses and tops. V shaped and V crossed necklines. 1960's hippy influences with tie and dip dyes. Florals were very strong from small repeat patterns to large bold prints. The colour that stood out most was bright coral pink it was everywhere, also oranges, reds and greens. Pastels as always with spring made an appearance but were more muted like lavender and dusky rose. In contrast block colours of pale grey and beige in more tailored lines looked clean and different.

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Filet crochet

Free pdf information/ charts on ravelry

I have put another two of my designs from NezumiWorld as pdf information files to ravelry
I am on ravelry as "NezumiWorld" if your there say hi