Wednesday, 20 February 2013
I made these for my old mentor in my first year of teaching. It was her baby shower a couple of weeks ago but I couldn't make it coz of the snow but I got to see her the other day and give her the booties...she doesn't know the sex of the baby as they're leaving it for a surprise. I was going to make one pink and one blue booty, but lucky for her, I ran out of pink wool (hence the rather sensible but cool for a baby creme and white!)
So I was walking to Sainsbury's the other day after a quick pit stop in the pub for a Guinness with the better half and we spotted this fine example of guerilla knitting. I love it! I think it's so nice that people are willing to put the time and effort into making something and then put it round a tree or whatever else to look pretty and make others smile. It got me inspired. I might have to do a spot of guerilla knitting myself :)
Friday, 24 August 2012
Reggie is pretty much our surrogate baby! I just took this photo of him looking absolutely adorable. Now he's got a bit older, he rarely sits with us on the sofa, but in rare moments he remembers how much he loves it. When he was a tiny kitten, he used this furry zebra blanket as his replacement mummy, kneading and suckling it whilst rubbing his nose. He hasn't done that in a long time, but he got on the sofa this morning for a bit of blankey loving! He absolutely makes my heart melt. Adorable Reg!
Sunday, 19 August 2012
Anyone that knows me will understand that I have a huge love for leopard print. I like to blame my Auntie who is obsessive about all things animal print (in a classy, non Bette Lynch kind of way). It must have rubbed off on me as a child! Anyway, I was flicking through the Argos leaflet that came inside the lady magazine free with the paper (typical paper for the man, magazine for the lady/pint of ale for the man, white wine for the lady) and I saw this leopard print tv. Now, I'm not in the market for a new tele, but it is rather tempting! Needless to say, a photo was immediately emailed to said Auntie! Nice :)
Thursday, 16 August 2012
Admittedly these photos are from a while ago, but I decided to try a famous salt beef bagel from Brick Lane. The result was not good! It's rare that I don't like the taste of something but the taste and texture of the salt beef was not nice. I haven't ever tried salt beef but apparently if you try something over 20 times you'll grow to like it. On this occasion I'm not sure I'll try it. If you look close enough on the other photo, you can see a child's bike completely encased in a bright, knitted cover. A prime example of guerilla knitting! I was very proud of spotting that!