Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Bethnal Green Finds

Today we went to my favourite haberdashery shop - Prick Your Finger, on the way I showed my other half a charity/vintage shop I visit every now and then called IKOSI, its on the Old Ford Rd (23) if you happen to be in Bethnal Green go and visit, it's chock-a-block with all sorts of good stuff. I got this fabulous old ball of wool and Rob got the T-shirt that's underneath it, a Vivienne Westwood number - it just shows, you never know what you might find!

Ikosi raises money to help people with Sickle Cell and Thalassasaemia - inherited blood disorders.

Friday, 12 June 2009

It's All Clear To Me Now!

I always enjoy going to my favourite wool shop called 'Honor Parry', apart from being filled with loads of knitting yarns and notions, it is run by a fabulous woman (Honor?) who is so friendly and knowledgeable that I always feel uplifted and inspired by the time I leave. As well as buying wool, I also bought this little gizmo that caught my eye, it is a knitting dolly. My dad made me one when I was little but he used a wooden cotton reel and four nails. Thinking about it now I probably learnt how to knit on a dolly before using needles, it's much easier. When I saw this new dolly I thought wow!, this is great because you'll be able to see your knitting as it 'grows' down the centre of the dolly.
If you happen to be in Battersea, pop into Honor Parry, 206 Battersea Park Road, London.

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Nosing Around Hounds

More daschunds from barbarabearo central.