Friday, 30 March 2012

Long John Silver

Here is Long John Silver as played by Eddie Izzard from the Sky TV production of Treasure Island. He's a one-of-a-kind custom order with a bright pink parrot, rather than the red macaw from the TV show.

I'm starting to think that maybe all pirates should have a pink parrot. In fact I'm feeling rather sorry for any buccaneers who have to put up with anything less. Pink parrots for all!

Long John Silver was great fun to knit: the first time I've ever attempted anyone with one leg + Eddie Izzard is my second-favourite comedian = knitted pirate win.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

What the 1960s toddler is wearing this season

An oddly royal-looking toddler, this fella: a touch of the Prince Williams about him. He's sporting a two-piece powder blue Patons Quickerknit creation.

The top is a button-up cardigan, and the shorts are a "pilch". Never heard of a pilch before but a quick trip to the dictionary tells me that a pilch is an over-wrapper for a nappy. I look forward to dropping this word into a conversation some day soon.

Monday, 12 March 2012


Citrus fruit used to be an enormous source of excitement before the internet came along. These two ladies have been standing on a street corner, discussing this orange, for over an hour now. Yet another pleasure that the electronic age has taken away from us.