Street Flowers by Richard Mabey is a beautiful book from 1976 and was gifted to me this week by my friend Helen. It's about the devices used by plants to survive in difficult surroundings: mass production and distribution of seeds, extra-fast growth and killing off of other nearby plants. It's really interesting and the illustrations, by Sarah Kensington, are really beautiful. Lots of inspiration for sketching, gardening and stitching! (If plants can grow in an urban environment, they might be able to survive our place!)
Also this week, I finished a hat for Arlo - it's just a simple watchman-style cap in navy blue. I used this pattern from Purl Soho. Have you seen how many amazing (free) knitting and sewing patterns they have these days?
Things I would love to make: this diagonal slip-stitch throw, a double-knit blanket, classic cardigan in cotton or alpaca, boot socks (Keira has requested a pair of these to wear with her Doc boots) and baby fair-isle cardigans (for my nieces).
My mum has made this wrap, (in minty-green cashmere) and it's so beautiful - it's on my dream-knit list!
I also love this optic throw, but can't see myself ever finishing something so ambitious. What a beautiful piece though.
I rediscovered my headphones recently and have been enjoying listening to the new Father John Misty album through them on my walks around the city. This is another beautiful song I love at the moment - and I'm going to see her live on the weekend - lucky me!
Hope you have a relaxing one. XX