Can you guess which one is me? Anth and Matthew couldn't quite believe it when I took my crochet out on the tube and settled down for a quick 'hook' between stations. We spent Saturday in London and as my companions were both male, shopping was definitely off the list - but I did insist on going to Borders Bookshop. No Christmas magazines yet but they seem to have every craft/interiors book known to man and guess what...a true miracle happened to me..I found another book with a picture of the blanket..yes, yes yes!
It's from this new book and has 3 and-a-bit pictures of the blanket and yes, I confess, I only bought this book for the 3 and-a-bit pictures. Tut, tut. I could not afford it, if truth be known, and spent the next 3 hours feeling guilty about it; but later when I had spent an hour pouring over the pictures I knew I had done the right thing. I tried to explain to Matthew how incredible it was to have found another picture of it as it must be the only one in the world and it lives in a house deep in the Norfolk countryside. More likely though it must have been the silent prayer that I have been saying hoping for another glimpse of it somehow. So now I can probably work out approximately 30 of the 70 squares. It isn't the only book I have bought over the last week. I nearly fell over the other day when I walked in a shop and saw this
I didn't know Cath had another book out. It has 48 projects and 16 design templates to use to embellish T shirts, bedding, cushions etc. It looks very simple to use but I think a lot of skill has gone into making each project. This is my favourite page,
And back to London, (which incidentally was completely Cath-free - no lurking involved at all) - it was a gloriously sunny day and we walked along the Thames for a while and I played tourist with my camera.
But soon it was time to head to Shepherd's Bush and see Mr Stills..and before you ask I was almost the youngest there, and yes, I did crochet in the interval!