Thursday, 19 March 2009

Escape from the city

I've been away here on a school journey. It was rad. Will report tomorrow when I can keep my eyes open.

Saturday, 14 March 2009

Another knitting project, perhaps?

This is also rather nice... shame it looks as though spring has sprung! Still, there's always next year.

I heart Kaari

I have lately been obsessing about this jumper, which just seems to be popping up everywhere right now. I've been particularly dreaming about knitting it up in some lovely navy blue yarn, achieving a sort of 'fishing's-in-my-blood' kinda look. Strange, I know...

Anyway, if interested, it is unfortunately hard to get hold of here, however can be found in the ever-fabulous Loop, Islington - the only stockist in Europe, I'm told. You'll need one copy of Berroco's Norah Gaughan, vol. 1, Urban Layers.

Friday, 13 March 2009

Knitwit's optimistic mitts

I am seriously in love with this mittens - as knitted by the brilliant Knitwit on flickr.

Monday, 9 March 2009

Land ahoy

I love this idea. For those of us eager to grow but with no space, the thought of sitting on an allotment waiting list for 5 years can be frustrating.. so good to see that this new initiative seems to be gathering speed. Simply sign up (be you a land owner - or a land seeker) and the idea is that you'll be matched to something suitable - putting land to good use. nice.

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Is it a bike?

Is it a bike? Is it some weird cross-trainer-type thing from the gym? Who knows...
Spotted on facehunter.

Saturday, 7 March 2009

Tomato Update 7.3.09

My little nursery is coming along nicely under one of our skylights. In the top picture are some salad leaves I have growing (a mixture of Rocket, Red Russian Kale, Chervil, Mizuna and Tatsoi) and underneath are my three types of tomatoes. It's really time I invested in some more hanging baskets I think...

On a completely different note, this looks like a great recipe for a chocolate cake - Kladdkaka. Have any of my Swedish friends had this?

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Eat Local, Buy Local, Grow Local

I'm loving this poster designed by Christopher Silas Neal for Readymade magazine. Even better, you can download it here for free :)