Sunday, July 29, 2007


It's not often a whole week has gone by without a post from me, what can I say, I've been collaborating on a project in the garden, and although inbetween times I have managed to dye 800g of fibre, it's like watching paint dry...waiting for fibre to dry. I did get 200g of superwash bluefaced leicester spun, I was quite unhappy with the colour of the fibre, so I didn't take any photos, but now that it's spun, it looks completely different, and I really like it. It's just resting on the bobbins at the moment waiting for finishing.

On the knitting front I have 2 garments waiting for buttons, I have got the buttons ready, but I'm still dragging my feet, I'm ashamed to say!

Last Sunday was a much awaited trip out to the Lovebox Festival in Victoria Park, London.

1st up on the main stage were Nouvelle Vague, unfortunately after a great start, the girls went off stage and we had a couple of slow tracks, which was good, but they must have run out of time and the girls just came back on to say goodbye, quite disappointing.

This is 'Charming Steve' who was keeping us entertained between acts! You can read about Steve antics here.

The big act of the day for me were Hot Chip who were on at the very civilised hour of 3.30pm, this is us waiting at the front.

When they came on it was a bit worrying to see that there were only 3 members instead of the usual 5, but with a little help from an old friend of the band, they put on a fabulous show, and halfway through the set a fourth member put in an appearance!

Later in the day The B52's played an incredible set on the Main Stage. It's completely surreal, 21 years later to see a band like the B52's, who were an 'art school' favourite, and still be able to Dance This Mess Around!

A great Summers Day out, and the sun shone too!


picperfic said...

Hi Jo, sometimes life just gets in the way of blogging! ;^) You have been so busy! Looks like you had good fun in the park too...a lovely happy photo!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a GRAND day!

Ang said...

You have been busy, looks like you had a fab day! I agree with picperfic, a lovely photo.

Seahorse said...

The festival sounds like great fun!

I am intrigued by the mention of a project in the garden!

Kath said...

Sounds like you've had fun! Love the colours of your latest hand spun as well - very rich and fruity!