In Which I See Some Valentine’s Yarnbombing

 
 
 
Here’s my Louisa Harding Hiking Hat, looking out towards Blakeney! It was a gorgeous day, with a dark, bright light – still winter, really. And, below, the cheery sight of some Sheringham yarnbombing!

 
These were at the crossroads by the station, just in time for Valentine’s Day!
 
 
There’s so often some fabulous yarnbombing in Sheringham: I’ve blogged here about knitted fish, flags and now hearts! Whoever is doing this, I salute you – it’s really cheerful and lovely to spot it. The hearts in the bushes were gorgeous. Sadly, it’s all been taken down now, but I’m sure it made other people smile as well as me! It’s also inspiring me to mount a knitted onslaught on a local landmark … 😉

Ipswich, This Time Last Week: Part 1!

This time last week, I was exploring Ipswich! First stop, lovely pop-up coffee shop in the rather imposing Town Hall:

Inside the Town Hall is a craft shop, with some gorgeous ceramics and textiles. After a little browse in there, I headed for Snobs. This was  true Twitter success: I heard about them on Twitter and was *so* glad I’d found it. Now, inside it just gets better and better:


You can just make out Abby at the till. She told me that there’s a strong BuyLocal element to the cafe, with the coffee locally roasted and local foods too. 
This is a great space, with a wall of art curated by Cathy at LoveOne, and vintage chairs around nicely buffed old tables. My cappuccino, in a vintage cup, no less, was gorgeous and looked like this:


 
 

There seems a healthy mix of professional types, gallery viewers and customers popping in, as well as the DJ for the vintage music night the following night. I very much hope this pop-up stays put!

Next stop: Jenny Wren’s Yarns!

Nothing like a last minute #crochet WIP!

I had a brilliant day yesterday, interviewing Lois from Jenny Wren Yarns in Ipswich and having a chat and a cappuccino made by Abbie at Snobs pop-up coffee shop in the Ipswich Town Hall Galleries.  More on both of these fab Suffolk places to come…

This post is rather short because I’m trying to post via the Blogger app on my iPad – so we’ll see how we get on! I was very frustrated yesterday as I couldn’t work out how to get photos from the iPad onto the blog – but with a little help from Twitter, I think I’ve managed it!

So, here goes:

I was very pleased to see a 6-minute crochet heart pattern on the blog of Mollie
Makes magazine.  It took me more like an hour, because I had to look up the American crochet abbreviations half way through and start again …. but I think she’ll love it: