Thursday, 20 December 2012

Xmas stockings

Just made these for a colleague's family - dead chuffed with the result :)


Monday, 19 November 2012

Shark socks

I haven't blogged for such a long time due to being pathetically busy and training for ridiculous races BUT a friend sent me this and I just had to share:



















Sadly there isn't a pattern available, but it's had such positive responses I think it's only a matter of time...

Monday, 23 July 2012

Lake swimming

I went for a swim in the lovely Layborough Lake yesterday - it's a 1.3km perimeter circuit and full of geese, swans, moorhens and other wildlife which are quite unfazed by random swimmers.




















As it was the first real day of sunshine for a while and I forgot about sunscreen, this is what I managed to do to myself.  Note the attractive Max Wall forehead and reverse panda goggle eyes.  Nice.


Saturday, 26 May 2012

I just swam a mile in the Thames

In 42mins 47secs, which I'm really chuffed with - especially given that I thought 1500m was a mile, but its actually 1600m (oops). I was aiming for 45mins but would've been happy with under 50.

Here's a pic of me looking very chuffed with my medal (I love a nice medal), if a bit disheveled, and with some new friends I bumped into on the way home - as if my day wasn't already pretty superb.

First place finished in 19:16 so that's something to aim at for next year...








Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Sky Series Selected Works | Eric Cahan






Rowan Serene cardi

Just a quickie as I haven't posted anything for AGES as I've got my head down cracking through City & Guilds coursework (pics to come shortly).  Very fetching pic below of my mother in law in a cardi I knitted for her last year.  Pattern is Serene by Martin Storey from Rowan mag #47


Thursday, 12 January 2012