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Super fine

July 6, 2011

I have these yummy and squishable skeins to play with, from these lovely people

The yarn is Spud and Chloe Fine, which is a gorgeous sock weight that’s 80% superwash merino and 20% silk. The sheen and squish are just glorious. What to do with them? I can see this making for some pretty lush colourwork, but I can also envision a single, luscious colour splashed across a floating expanse of lacy loveliness. We shall see…

In the meantime, I’m not sure I can bring myself to remove the adorable labels…

Carnival time

July 2, 2011

We went to the St Paul’s Carnival at the weekend – cider, adorable schoolkids dressed as lions, lovely people, giant speakers that shake the ground, getting our reggae reggae skank on, and did I mention the food?

Jerk chicken, rice and peas….

…cooked by this man. I love caribbean street food so much that I sometimes dream about it.

It’s almost impossible to replicate at home because you need to get the chicken really, really hot so the skin goes crisp and lovely. As this necessitates an enormous metal oil drum barbecue thing, it’s not really something to try in one’s kitchen. Curried goat can be done successfully a la casa – I have a friend who makes it to perfection – but it does require the procuring of a goat, which in most of the UK is easier said than done…

I promise that my next post will involve knitting!

A sneaky peek…

July 1, 2011

…at something new! This is a secret design, but here’s a wee look:

What on earth could it be?

I’m saying nothing, except that this yarn makes me want to weep with joy everytime I touch it. That is all…


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