Saturday, May 03, 2008

crawling

ladybird

I have finally got around to PDF-ing Rosalind and Bakerloo, and putting them up on ravelry. As an added bonus you can also find my Bottoms Up pattern and an article about toe-up sock heels (with formula/ pattern).

If you are not on ravelry, then that's your own problem, you freak. Join up.

They are all for free. Please respect (a) copyright and (b) that I'm not here to teach you to knit. By all means contact me if you think there is a problem with the pattern, but if I get another message on ravelry from a stranger who wonders if maybe they should have done a swatch (or simply hasn't read the pattern), I'll scream.

Because I'm feeling maudlin today, I've re-dedicated the Bakerloo pattern to Ken Livingstone, seeing as it was named after London transport. As I said, maudlin. Not just about the new mayor - its other voting decisions, or lack of them that really bugged me. I tried to walk it off this afternoon, so stomped up the hill to look over the view of London from the Horniman gardens. I often go there when I want perspective, I somehow feel soothed by surveying my city. But the skyline didn't work today. So I decided to hide in pretend countryside instead, and went for a muddy walk around Sydenham Hill Woods, which at least gave me a chance to play with my new birthday present (new camera). Hence the photos.

I can't believe I took these, and feel entirely justified in having 'blamed my tools' for the last couple of years.

pink blossom

bark (spot the web)

dark trunk, blue sky, green leaves

26 comments:

the frog princess said...

Hurrah hurrah! Bottoms up! Thank you so much! :D

Ink and Indigo said...

I felt much the same, so threw academic work aside for the evening, got some booze in and spent a good few hours knitting away on your Ester pattern, which is very well-written, and was quite cathartic. Cheers for bottoms up! x

Anushka said...

UGH tell me about it. we have lost the city to a man who doesn't know the cost of transport.

but pretty photos. he can't get rid of that.

Pig wot flies said...

Fabulous pics!

Pig wot flies said...

I think Boris was inevitable. Still that doesn't make the reality any less grumpy-making.

Ashley said...

Trust me when I say that we Americans feel your pain on really poor choices on the part of the voting majority.

On the plus side, lovely photos!

knittingpanda said...

Great photos!

no-shrinking-violet said...

Happy Birthday! Great pictures.

YowlYY said...

I used to live at the edge of Sydenham, the bit facing Crystal Palace Park, and love the Horniman gardens! Lucky you to enjoy it, I miss it especially in this season.
As for your new major, commiserations! But there weren't really many alternatives, huh?

birdwoman said...

I tried to post a comment but I don't think it worked - lovely photos! Great framing and focus.

Lolly said...

your photos are stunning! i particularly love the bark texture one.

rubbishknitter said...

love the ladybird picture!

Looks like a harlequin - scary little blighters those, I've not seen one yet here up north.

Herci said...

Those pictures ARE amazing! Could I ask what tech. you're using?

Herci said...

Those pictures ARE amazing! Could I ask what tech. you're using?

Alice said...

also left on Herci's blog:

Read the post! (or click on the photos to go to their flickr page)

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