Friday, 21 August 2009

Take Note

::And every new knitting bag needs a new knitting notebook::
::This one is from Brownberry Yarns and celebrates "herdy the cute and lovable character born out of the cute and lovable Herdwick sheep. A breed that thrives against all odds on the high fells of England's Lake District and helps sculpt a stunning landscape appreciated the world over. herdy produces a contemporary range of products beautifully designed to the highest quality and with integrity - products which help support, through their sale, brilliant environmental and sustainability causes in this very special place. To find out more and even become a friend of herdy visit their web site at"::


::knitterly goodness arriving by post::
::in the big red cardboard post office box::
::a beautiful, practical, pleather knitting bag by Jordana Paige::
::an equally beautiful, practical, pleather storage case by Namaste::
::and to delight the lovely store owners at Yarnover put in a ball of Noro yarn (just like you put a coin in a purse to bring luck) and a yummy lollipop::

Monday, 17 August 2009

Blank Verse

::The Poetry Society is celebrating 100 years::

::my contribution will be to knit a blank square using 100% pure new wool in double knit::

::cast on 68 stitches and knit in stocking stitch until there is a 12'' square::

::label with name, where you live and your favourite poem whilst knitting::

::today's poem is::two poems::

::Ted Hughes' Big Poppy::

Bleeding inwardly

Her maternal nectars into her own

Coffin - (cradle of her offspring)

::Sylvia Plath's Poppies in July::

If I could bleed or sleep! ---

If my mouth could marry a hurt like that!

::both poems can be found in the beautiful Flora Poetica, The Chatto Book of Botanical Verse selected and edited by Sarah Maquire::

::knitting and poetry::

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