Last Thursday, I twisted or pulled or something-ed my neck and woke up to the most horrible pain, unable to move properly. I was very very gentle and nursed it good and proper for a few days, until it started to feel better and I started to treat it more normally. Now it seems to be going backwards and is much more sore than it was two days ago, so I’m going to go back to full-time nursing today so it doesn’t get even worse. No laptop, just hot water bottles and some gentle knitting. For that reason, I’ll make it quick and just leave you with some pretties to drool over and save my various links for next week! Enjoy!
Whoops! It’s been ages since we took a little link / look-at-the-pretty break around here! It’s been a pretty good week around here so far, but it’s always nice to stop for a minute and smell the … links. Off we go!
I loved these photos, compiled on the Flickr blog to celebrate the Tube’s birthday a few weeks back. I know lots of people complain about the Tube, and yes it takes an hour to walk from one train to the other; yeah, it is always about a mllion and ten degrees down there. But I love it. I always enjoy taking the Tube, there’s something kind of special about it – it’s not just transportation.
Via a friend on Twitter, here’s a post from TwistedSifter showing 15 famous photographs, colorized by artists Sanna Dullaway. I don’t think the colorized versions are better or worse than the originals, but they definitely show something different, and it always messes with your brain a little to see the extremely familiar in such a new way. No matter what you think, you have to agree that the colorization is absolutely astounding.
Hello there! I know, I’ve been quiet since the Great Map Extravaganza ended – working on that 38/7 really put me behind on, well, pretty much every thing else everywhere, so I’ve been trying to catch up. Mostly on a new set of embroidery patterns – yup, another one! These have been in the works for a while, interrupted to work on the Christmas patterns and the map and other stuff, so now I’m trying to finish them up and get them out in the world. They’re really anxious to meet you! So I better get back to work – enjoy these lovelies until I return!
As a massive fan of the original Willy Wonka movie (not that Tim Burton nonsense, ugh. I’ve never been able to look at Johnny Depp the same way ever since.), I love this letter from Gene Wilder about his thoughts on the Willy Wonka role, posted on the magnificent Letters of Note. It makes me so very happy to think that he took the part seriously, in just the right way.
Find out about the most awesome knitting tool ever that never was from Eskimimi Makes. If you’re an NES fan and a knitter, you’ll be crushed this never came to be. I think I might want “Now You’re Knitting With Power” tattooed across my knitting arm.