Tuesday, June 27, 2006
I've finished the socks for my boyfriend, but they are a present so are staying unphotographed for now. Not that he takes enough of an interest to read this, grumble grumble grumble.
He knows he's getting socks for his birthday. Seeing as I spent most of Spring compulsively knitting socks (and he teased me lots about it) I figured he would expect some, let alone guess. So I took advantage and measured his feet properly for them. But he has no idea of the yarn or design. I saw a picture of some pink ribbon yarn bedsocks the other day, I might start to tease him with the idea of those...
One of my best friends, Alexis, is about to dissapear off to LA to do a PhD. So my flatemate Kirsty and I had lots of fun setting up a treasure hunt round town for her all day on sunday. Alexis thought the three of us were going to spend the day hanging round Brixton, instead she found a big purple envelope of clues on her doorstep that moring. You can see some details of the hunt here, though that site might make more sense once Alexis and I have updated it with more photos later in the week.
The picture is the last clue in the hunt, which was made by Kirsty's friend Rob and is very clever. It's a bit like illusion knitting. Made from a Muji London set, Alexis had to lay out the exactly pieces on the map Rob had plotted out, then place herself as if she was in South East London (where we all live). From this position odd marks Rob had made on the pieces arranged themselves into a message (the postcode for her Uncle's house, where we finished the day with dinner).