Tuesday, January 7, 2014
You know, I’ve always quite liked the idea of being a carpenter. Of working with my hands, standing on a sawdust floor and cutting, sanding and staining beautiful pieces of wood. As I’m not (yet) a carpenter, I’ve found a real one to make our next bed: Tom of Steady-On Designs. Tom’s philosophy on furniture design is all about quality and legacy, and the fact that he’s based an hour away in Brighton is especially awesome seeing as discovering and supporting local makers is basically my love language. Anyway, the bed is going to be great but we’re still deciding on materials. Tom sent some wood samples for us to look at and I surprised myself by falling for the darker wood, the elm. Isn’t it pretty?
I started my workday at Scallywag Café with a flat white and a meeting.
I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again: sweater weather is my favourite. Lucky for me, it’s always sweater weather in England! So I’ve decided to start knitting so I can make my own
sweaters jumpers. I’d like to get good enough to knit this one. I’ll tell you all about it when I finish in ten years…
Luckily, our view is a little nicer than the great works adorning our walls. Yes, I’m kind of a pizza stalker, I’ll admit it, and I enjoy longingly gazing at La Fiamma in the middle of my work day. Can you blame me?
And then wandered down to Javabean for a Knit and Knatter! Yes, friends, I joined the local knitting club! I mean, there wasn’t an initiation ceremony or anything, but YAY!
And we all happily gossiped and knit as Liam‘s photos twinkled above us like stars in the sky…. or something. His photos are up at Javabean for the rest of January, so make sure you get down there and take a look if you haven’t already!
And counted and then realised I had dropped a stitch, which caused me to frustratedly search Youtube videos about recovering dropped stitches. But the videos weren’t very helpful and I was very tired so I unraveled all my work and, with maybe a tear in my eye, threw the ball of tired yard as far as I could (not very far) and swore off knitting forever!
Until today. Fear not, Debbie & Co., I will not give up that easily!
And that was my wondrous Tuesday, dear reader. Thanks for checking in!