Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Telly and knitting

Remember how I kept going on about Alex’s never-changing tank top (aka stank top) on Wartime Farm? Well, Susan Crawford has designed the official Wartime Farm sleeveless pullover pattern, supported by Octopus Books and the Wartime Farm team. One of the things I love about Susan’s work is the fact that she makes vintage designs more accessible by doing them in a wide range of sizes, but she’s really excelled herself this time as the pattern goes from three years old to 54in chest! (I think it would be highly entertaining to see a whole family in them.) It’s a mere £5 for the pattern, of which £2.50 goes to the Women’s Land Army Tribute Campaign. Full details over on Susan’s blog.

I’ve lost my knitting mojo of late. I did wonder if it’s because the navy late 40s cardigan is such a slog, so I put that aside in favour of resuming work on a pair of socks, although they aren’t proceeding very quickly either. Bah. It gives me something to do in front of the telly, I suppose.

With The Hour over, and several other of my favourite telly programmes ending before Christmas (things like The Killing, Haven and The Almighty Johnsons; I don’t blog about them all here as they’re not Robot-appropriate), I should be bereft of cool things to watch. England have finished touring India, which leaves me short on manly crumpet too. But wait! Ripper Street, BBC1’s forthcoming Victorian police series, will start on the 30th of December. It might be bobbins – I strongly suspect it WILL be bobbins, having little faith in BBC1’s output – but looky, beefy chaps with sideburns. Who gives a nut about plot now, eh? Not me. Ta very much, Santa...

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  1. i assume you watched the Xmas ed of Wartime Farm last night? was great as usual but sadly no Alex :(

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    1. Missed it! I think I was in the bath... Still, it'll be on catchup. (Praise be to TiVo!)

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  2. I've brought the pattern too and am also in awe of Susan Crawford's knitty outputs. Its great that she brings vintage patterns up to date for those of us (like me)who aren't very good at re-sizing patterns. I haven't done much Fair Isle, so thought I might knit the child version for Monkeychild.

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    1. Fair isle's not that tough as long as your tension isn't too tight. I quite enjoy doing it.

      I have resized patterns, but only simple ones, and only for myself.

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