Sunday, February 05, 2006


A great trip to Vinopolis on Friday, I went with some very good friends as part of my ongoing 60th Birthday celebrations! Vinopolis is just behind Borough Market, which is now very colourful and full of delicious food goodies, lots of cheese, meat, fish, veg etc lots of organics and cooked food which smelt so appetising in the cold. Vinopolis is built under the huge brick arches of the station and is very attractive, as you would guess from the name it's all about wine, there are wines from all over the world, a short talk on how to taste wine and then lots of wines to taste! It's a very attractive setting you can stroll around at leisure to the different tasting tables, very relaxed, lots of places to sit and sip, and water coolers to refresh the taste buds. Afterwards we had a meal at an Italian Restaurant in Villiers Street, adjacent to Charing Cross Station, and of course managed a little more wine with dinner!

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Daughters Pullover in Emu Shetland Boucle

My daughter found some of this yarn in a charity shop and asked me to knit her a warm loose jumper, we looked at the patterns on and found a jumper she liked, this is it with added stripes as we had two shades of yarn, coffee and cream. I find the garnstudio site really useful, patterns can be searched by type but also by stitch tension, and they cover a generous range of sizes. I don't know how old the Emu yarn is but it's certainly very warm, it was keeping me cosy whilst I knitted with it.