Panda Eyes

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Hot Silk Pockets are my friend’s band, and they’re ace. I often get phases where there’s only one song I want to listen to. Their song Panda Eyes was the only song I could listen to last week. (This week it’s been replaced in my affections by Summertime Clothes by Animal Collective and Nothing Ever Happened by Deerhunter, but it’s still a great song).

You can buy the mp3 or 7″ single from Stolen Recordings

A wander along the beach

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One of my New Year’s Resolutions was to trawl back through forgotten photos on my hard drive/negatives folder and post-process them. This was one of the first untouched folders I found. Back in September, I went for a walk along the beach along Hove Lawns, right up to Portslade. It was a beautiful day, and there was hardly anyone about, because it was the middle of the week, and the tourist season had pretty much finished.

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Knitting Ahoy

When I was back home visiting my family in Kent, my friend Tukru came round and she fixed my issues with circular knitting, and we learnt some lace knitting patterns out a book my nan gave me. My mum laughed at us, and said we were very rock and roll. I won’t show my lace sampler I made, because it looks really weird, but here’s a stitch I learnt out of the book after my friend went home, it’s very simple, and looks very 70s when knitted in chunky wool.

Garter Slip Stitch

Cast on an odd no of stiches

Row 1: Knit all
Row 2: Knit all
Row 3: Knit one, slip one, (repeat), knit last stitch
Row 4: Knit one, yarn forward, slip one, yarn back, (repeat)

The example in the picture is knitted with 4 rows white, then 4 rows pink. It also looks good with 2 rows per colour with 3 colours.