Friday 26th October is Woolly Hat Day 2012. St Mungo's (a homeless charity) are asking knitting enthusiasts to help them knit 5,678 orange woolly bobble hats. This represents the number of people that slept rough on the streets of London last year.
Here is my bobbly offering:
It's not quite too late to get involved, so check out their website for more info:
As you may or may not have gathered, my 'proper job' is in theatre. It's an ever changing career, and I'm always doing different shows and working with new people.
I've got into the habit of making presents for my company at the end of a run - I usually aim for something show relevant. I have recently finished a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream which was set on a Gypsy campsite, and so I decided it would be a great idea to make everyone a piece of lavender. This seemed like a brilliant idea until I realised how much lavender I would need to make - this was a large show, and so the cast and crew amounted to over 50 people!
What a lot of lavender-making. Definitely worth it though.
So, the main reason I've been so slack of late with my blogging and shop-updating has been because I've been busying myself writing a book.
It's a pattern book that comes out next year, and I've enjoyed creating it ever so much.
Yesterday we did the photo shoot for the book. It was a completely new experience for me and so much fun. I was really lucky that I was able to use friends to be in the photos and work on the make-up, so we all had a really relaxed (but long) and silly day.
I can't show you any photos as yet, but here's a pic of a small part of the amazing Dalston Heights where we did the shoot.
I'll keep you updated on the progress of the book. I'm ever so excited!
Today is the last day of the Olympics here in London. Hasn't it been a joy? I have to admit, I'm a little bit sad that it's over. This is especially ironic, as in the lead up, as a Londoner, I was desperate for it to be done. I don't think I'm alone in this change of heart, so very well done London and all our brilliant athletes. 29 golds! Who'd have thunk it..?
My change of feeling for the event started as I watched the Opening Ceremony. Magnificent (and bravo to all I know who were involved). As the many countries bore their flags around the stadium, I made myself a little Olympic memento - an Olympics' rings necklace, which I have very proudly worn.
I'm delighted to be able to say that one of my beards has been featured in a new music video. It's for a song called Rocks Are Just Lonely Hearts by Bannerman, and it was directed by Daniel Batkin-Smith from the Mammal Group. It's a great video for a brilliant song, and Team Mammal have certainly been very lovely.