Today's swim was cut short by 10000 jellyfish (I didn't count, but I am not exaggerating 😱) so I went on a pirate ship instead.
Image description: the bluest of blue skies with wispy clouds, and still blue ocean. From the right of the photo there is the prow of a mock pirate ship, black decorated with gold, red and blue. The figurehead is a pirate in a red hat, pointing a cutlass forwards and a gun towards the water. There are two masts in the photo, four in total, but no sails because this is a petrol powered pirate ship. I went for a 40 minute ride around the bay which was quite enough thank you very much 🤢
Not what I expected to see in the airport this morning 😍
Image description : A portion of the Botanical Tapestry by Vanessa Barragao, showing Africa, Asia and Europe and a bit of Australia richly rendered in cotton, jute and recycled wool yarn. There are elements that are woven, some look like latch hook and some beautiful crochet work. Sadly you're not allowed to touch, although the deep textures certainly invite you to! The second image shows the description, explaining that the Tapestry is made in partnership with Kew Gardens.
Travel knitting, travel reading.
Image description: the table in front of me holds my knitting, project bag and book for the journey to Poland. The foreground shows about six inches of stockinette for a new design in deliciously textured Ram Jam sport from @daughterofashepherd on small metal needles, with a collapsing centre-pull cake in the background. The knitting sits atop the book Queer: A Graphic History by @meg_john_barker and @julesscheeleillustration, which I'm thoroughly enjoying so far. To the left of the photo you can see the tweed portion of my project bag from @knitithookit, and is that a new enamel pin...?!!!
I have many skills, but keeping secrets is not one of them.
Image description: A close up shot of my left thumb and forefinger holding an enamel pin, the back is facing the camera. It is oval shaped, with a bit sticking out to the right and two bits to the left. What could it be?! The metal is textured silver, embossed with "Katie Green Bean" and there is a black rubber clutch. In the background, a bit blurred, are the chives from my garden which have been a bit battered by the rain.
My aunt asked me for emergency chutney labels and I couldn't say no ❤️
Image description: a white watercolour block with an ink-and-wash logo for Sandy's Organic Produce in curly handwriting. There is a border of fruits and vegetables that my amazing aunt grows in her garden, painted in shades of green, red and orange. The illustration also includes a bee, a butterfly, a ladybird and a robin. Two paintbrushes are laid on the paper, and a little plastic pallette (from my favourite boxed chocolates) sits to the right, and a dirty tea towel and water jar can just be seen on the left.
It is the best thing I have ever made!
Image descriptions: three photos of me modelling my newly finished #mariekemum jumpsuit by @ikateecouture in triceratops denim chambray from @stoffstil, with red shoes that I also made. In the first image I'm sitting cross legged on the ground, then standing, then sitting on the wall. In each photo I am wearing a beaming grin of utter delight, because I have made myself an outfit exactly inspired by one I saw on Pinterest, on a toddler, ruffled sleeves and all, with dinosaurs. Coolest (3)5 year old in town 😂
Who would care for a walk in the woods, followed by some chat about drawing, knitting, sewing and books? Jack is extra cute in this episode (in my humble opinion).
Image description : Title card for The Green Bean Podcast Episode 16 showing Jack, a scruffy black-and-tan terrier in the woods, perched atop a mossy rock. His legs are wet, he has burrs tangled in his fur and he is licking his right nostril because he is gross. He is wearing a bright green harness and his lead trails out of the picture to where his adoring human snaps the portrait. A clear Dartmoor stream runs in the background.
These notebooks came from my printers this week and I'm so excited about them I've decided they can't wait until Yarndale... I put them in my shop right away!
Yarn Crafters' Notebooks are just the right size to slip into your project bag, and have 64 pages of proportional squares for all your notes and charts. The inside cover features metric to imperial and US to UK conversions for crocheters and knitters, handy gauge rulers and a good old Kitchener stitch reminder. Printed in the UK on 100% recycled paper 😁👍🌳
There's a video in my stories if you want to look inside! ETA: these exist at the insistence of @bombellaella 😉
. . [Image description: My hand holding an A6 notebook with brown card cover, printed in black with my 'Oh The Potential!' design (originally featured in @pompommag) which shows balls of yarn twirling into garments and accessories. In the background is a project bag with a ball of green 4-ply wool, which sits in a shallow basket, which sits atop a green crochet shawl WIP.]