Please spare a thought for the farmers in the snow. Some of the cauliflower and broccoli crops have failed. Harvesting machines don't work in hard ground, so they are having to harvest by hand to stop the cauliflowers turning to mush.
Sheep can survive in temperatures as low as -20, but early lambs need fodder, and water. Pipes are frozen and quad bikes and dogs won't go in a foot of snow, so the farmer has to do all the work on foot.
Rosemary knitted this cauliflower in carpet yarn, in short rows on the knitting machine. We've had it for months.
Wednesday, 13 January 2010
I went to see 'Sex and Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll last night - a wonderfully colourful film about Ian Dury. Layers of collage and casting so good, I couldn't believe it wasn't real.
His knitwear is inspired; gloves, snappy scarves, big floppy cardigans, and braces over fairisle tank tops.
Hit yourself with a knitting stick and GO!