Monthly Archives: June 2013

off the needles

The unseasonably cool weather is very conducive to knitting. This is a new project on my needles…which must mean… the gansey is finished at last …and…bonus!… its cold enough to wear it too.

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more more Antwerp

More things I didn’t know about Antwerp: it hosted the 1920 Olympics. Old map of a fascinating city.

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more Antwerp

Sunday was spent in Antwerp. Although I had visited many times before to spend tipsy afternoons in Las Mañas (unspeakably good Spanish restaurant), and despite having wandered many happy hours on the quays by the River Schelde, it had never occurred … Continue reading

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Antwerp

Zuiderterras restaurant and cafe, a favourite Antwerp building.      

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random Fairisle

Rachel, have you seen this? Its certainly one approach to design! I wouldn’t do it because I see so many amazing possibilities even without going to those lengths. Like this from Jade Starmore. I’ve set up the knitting machine again and I’m … Continue reading

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Craft Scotland

Having very much enjoyed participating in Forth Valley Open Studios last week, I am now searching for more events of that kind. I liked the sound of  a day-exhibition at Bridge of Allan entitled “The People Behind the Cloth”. The … Continue reading

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the true story of how space aliens might find love

I hope you will enjoy this gorgeous love story (start listening at minute 5) as much as I did. Part of it was included in Josie Long’s excellent Short Cuts BBC radio show which in turn has its own podcast.

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