Wednesday, 22 October 2008


With Halloween just around the corner, Prick Your Finger thought it apt to re print the Crochet Pop Corn Bedspread pattern. The writers of this pattern assumed you could finish it in time to die. That's why it's photographed, empty, on a black backdrop. 
Our reproduction comes as seen, with extra selotape.  Some of the instructions have worn away, but we can help you work those out. 


As the first frost came this morning, I was doing a bit of filing, and found this clipping from The Argos, of when I was asked to present a pair of knitted Ice Skates to British Ice Skating Champion Robin Cousins two years ago.  I've never told anyone this story because having stayed up all night knitting the seaquined size 9 skates, I had a fuzzy head, and I'm not sure if it really happened at all. Dressed in a purple polar neck, Robin cut a length of purple ribbon, to open the Creative Stitches Show, which displayed all the costumes he had ever worn, cutting a dash across the ice.  When he cut the ribbon, all the ladies clapped and a large appliqued Venus Fly Trap despensed some peanuts just next to us.  I gave him the skates, and he said 'thank you' and then put his arm around me and we had a little smile for the camera. 


Miss Smithies is knitting a shawl. Today she showed us her psycostitchgeography.  As you can see, it works in numerals of five with gaps and crosses. We haven't seen the garment yet, but we suspect it might be a fancy lace number. 
Miss Smithies, we hope to see you soon, x