3 December 2011

knitteries and treats

luna park

I made the long and arduous trek to St Kilda recently to meet up with the lovely Mary (who had made a slightly longer and more arduous trek on Jetstar), have a quick dinner, drink, catch up and see Eddie Izzard. What a splendid, splendid evening; I laughed until my face ached. Also I proudly pointed out to Mary the grassy knoll in front of Luna Park where I went into labour for the first time in my life nearly eighteen years ago. She nodded dutifully and appeared appropriately impressed.

palais

Awkward and unrelated segue ...

In other news entirely, the postman was kind to me a while ago and I've been remiss in not posting this.

Knitting Beyond the Edge, by Nicky Epstein

Nicky Epstein, guru of the fancy flowers and nifty stitches, has put together an invaluable (and beautifully photographed) book of every kind of possible finish for for a knitted edge (eg. collar, hem, cuff) that you could think of - tassels, braids, cables, bobbles, picots, designs both floral and geometric. And the good folk at Soho publishing have sent me a book to give away to one of you, you lucky lucky people.

You know the drill. Leave a comment if you would like a copy and I'll come back next weekend and pick a winner out of the virtual hat. Good luck!

30 comments:

Fioleta said...

You have great labour/birth stories. :-)

From the book photos you've posted it does look like one fantastic book.

Little Miss S. said...

lovely photos from the book. I'm in a face obsessing over cool edges on plain knits. This is just my thing.

Mousy Brown said...

Looks good! May well be beyond me but I'd like to try....

Annie said...

Ooh, that book looks lush. If you're accepting entries from far shores, please count me in.

I just love the top pic in this post :D

ginevra / occasional glimpses said...

Wow, Luna Park, what a place to be when that happened!

I'd love the book - I was admiring an old version in the library just yesterday - I'd love my own copy.

meppybn said...

OOOH love Nicky Epstein and her designs and have collected a few patterns in mags etc but not one of her books :( - would love this :) Fill those who are far-off on this orb on who is Eddie Izzard????

Purple said...

Love your creativity. I was looking for Advent 2 candle photos on google and some of your photos came up. I am sharing them and a link to your website.

thanks

simplelife said...

oh I'd love to have that book in my hands.

I love Luna Park.

cheers Kate

Evelyne said...

Another great book by Nicky. Clever ideas - I need to spruce up my knitting!!

Hyena In Petticoats said...

Ha Ha! I will never look at Luna Park the same again!

My favourite part is stopping to watch the Midsumma boot scooters - Imagine having to walk through the festival in that condition now - ugh!

Great story Suse....

Leah xx

peskypixies said...

ohhh the book looks scrummy!!!

Jen said...

Oooh, I'm envious of being in a position to receive freebie knitting books! I can vouch for the excellence of the Epstein books--I think I own them all.

knutty knitter said...

That looks like a wonderful book - if I'm not too far away to be eligible that is :) You just tempted me out of lurkdom!

viv in nz

Anne said...

The book looks wonderful...:)

How is your cat?
We have adopted a Burmese cat in August he is so much fun.

embracingitall said...

What a memorable place to have gone into labour. I have heard Eddie is great live. I've watched him on youtube and found him very funny indeed. The knitting book looks lovely. Jacinta

Tracee said...

so lovley! wouldbe happy to have it for winter knitting!

LuisaM said...

I'm in!

froginthepond said...

Love the book, and loved the birth story even more.

And weirdly, I lived in that suburb at that very same time.

Lilli boo said...

All my fav things in a post, comedy, a good story and a great giveaway. lovely opportunity, Thank you x

candlepick said...

yum, edges that go around the corners!

Stomper Girl said...

I am jealous I couldn't make the Mary /Pea Soup / Eddie Izzard evening, I am. It sounds like the best of nights.

tamara said...

Oh I saw M. Izzard at the Palais too! (too much to hope that it was the same date as your evening out, though. He did some spread out dates..) In great form, wasn't he?

Also, please enter me for the book- a new knitting tome of inspiration would go a long way over here.

Serena said...

I loved your birth story.

The book looks lovely, and of course I'd like to be entered if you're shipping overseas. :)

duchess_declutter said...

Great post - and great looking book. Please may I?! cheers Wendy

Debbie said...

I would love a chance to win that book it would be lovely to have as a knitting reference for edgings.

formandreform said...

I'm never going to see those little hills in St Kilda the same way again.
Lovely book! Count me in for the draw?

elflyn said...

Lush book!
Pick me, pick me!!!!

Mrs A said...

I used to live around the corner from there, I'm sure there have been a few conceptions there also!!
I bet Eddie Izzard was hilarious, i will have to check and see if he is coming to brisvegas ! The book looks fantastic, what a great giveaway!

Carole said...

If you don't mind posting to the other side of the globe...
I'd love to win it!
Love Eddie Izzard too.

Ullhärvan said...

I'd love to win such a beautiful book!