Sunday, 21 December 2008
Friday, 19 December 2008
I've bought records from Neil at Rough Trade since I was about 16. Neil has always had good taste in jumpers. My favourite jumper of Neil's in this red and black mohair asymmetrical number which looks so no wave.
Thank you very much to all you gorgeous boys who joined us for our PYF Christmas dinner last night at Lorelli, Soho's best Italian restaurant. You really were marvelous company, keeping us entertained all night and wearing our paper hats so well. It was lovely to make your acquaintance and we do hope to meet you all again some day.
Jenny has made a blanket of many colours for her boss who is just about to have a baby. Jenny has been signed off sick for such a long time, that she suspects her boss might be a tiny bit cross, but Jenny's boss is such a lovely lady, that Jenny thought the best thing to do was crochet for the baby. The blanket is made from a beautiful selection of dayglo acrylic washable yarns from Fabrications on Broadway Market.
Thursday, 18 December 2008
Rosemary, the knitting machine and all Rosemary's talents have been squashed in the cupboard. On a bright sunny morning she emerged with this incredible piece. It is a garment that does everything. Knitted in navy blue, cream and ochre Lionbrand cotton, it flickers and falls and wraps and flaps, and works as a complete and cosy outfit. The said garment has now flown to New York where I'm sure it will be much coveted.
Well done Tica, you did a brilliant job with your first sock....
Wednesday, 17 December 2008
Thursday, 11 December 2008
Thank you Oliver Postgate for all the love you gave in making our favourite television programs. You taught us that we could make brilliant things out of what we had in sheds and cupboards. You encouraged us to knit and sew and talk to our toys in funny voices and we continue to take lessons from you.
Wednesday, 10 December 2008
Fleur Oakes of the Glass Pingle loves and understands all seasons, but especially mid-winter. We were delighted to be invited to her Museum of Objects of Virtue, last Sunday afternoon for a trip into Narnia. I've always wanted to go to Narnia, and couldn't believe Fleur actually found the entrance.
Jessica Haigh is a clever girl, she's cleared out her stash drawer, and made all these lovelypom pom necklaces for Christmas presents. The colours are put together beautifully. They are very reasonable at £10 each. E-mail her now for a brilliant stocking filler. email@example.com
Tuesday, 9 December 2008
Monday, 8 December 2008
The problem with working and playing so hard at PYF, is that we miss our mates, who work and play hard with their businesses. Well here we all shall be under one roof, with Father Christmas at the Tatty Devine Bizarre Bazaar on 21st December, for last minute christmas shopping and mid winter cheer. Do come!
Wednesday, 3 December 2008
This Saturday 6th December, as well as having our usual busy Saturday in the shop, we shall be raving from mid day until midnight at the Bust Magazine Christmas Craftacular Sale.
Congratulations to Miss Celia Pym who has finished darning the holiest jumper anyone has ever seen. There are no holes now. Do come and visit the jumper because it's hard to catch all the stories that fly out of it with a camera. I can not describe it's presence, and more to the point, Celia, hurry up and find another project, we miss you being here....
Yesterday my Mother telephoned from the lake District to say they had awoken to a light flurry of snow, about an inch deep. Much to her suprise, when she went into the village to collect the bread, everyone was talking about it as if it were a problem. The school children had been sent home and the post wasn't delivered. My Mother went about her business as usual and here at Prick Your Finger, we didn't get any snow but we did build a snowman from our own Swaledale Ropey and Dk which is 90p for 10g.