Monday, January 05, 2009

First of the year...

Knitting event, that is. The view from the steps of Portcullis House was somewhat different this evening - County Hall was bathed in a series of different coloured lights. I'm not sure if that's just for the season, or whether it'll stay...



Going across Westminster Bridge, I got the chance to photograph the new lampstands which are pretty magnificent, and replace the standard modern ones. Slightly puzzling though - the hoardings we had to traipse past in single file last year said that the lighting was being replaced for reasons of safety at night (I assumed that was because there was a long distance between lamps, and they put in several more along each side) but they were only lighting every alternate one tonight...


It was a freezing night. I was originally intending to pick up some tickets from the National Theatre before going to the ultimate destination, the Royal Festival Hall foyer for I Knit's first knit-in of the year, but I got as far as the RFH and was seriously worried about the state of my fingers, despite my lovely crocheted mitts (thanks again, E-J, I think I'd have perished without them!)...


There were knitters...


Quite a lot of knitters... There was also a cameraperson from Reuters who interviewed Gerard and took film of people knitting... There was also a vast quantity of chocolate... A nice evening.

I didn't do the final Christmas-present knit much justice - I was going to do something arty on the South Bank with it, but it was just too damn cold... This is the Curvaceous scarf (Ravelry link), made in the yarn called for!!! by Yvonne, lounging on one of the RFH's surprisingly comfortable wooden chairs... Thanks, Yvonne!

I'll go back and add the link, but yesterday's Clanger came from here... Now I'm off to bed to try and read some more of The Moonstone for tomorrow night's Kniterati.

2 comments:

Brigid said...

I saw the scarf being knitted, so it's fun to see it out and about.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing my scarf with your world. I'm so pleased you liked it. Your version is lovely.

Jane Prater