This time in Wool Fibre Science 🧶🧪🤓
Something new for my CV:
A friend posted a picture she’d found of a cardigan that she really liked and asked if anyone could knit it. One google image search later and I’d found the vintage pattern online. It’s synthetic which was nice to knit with and I used bamboo needles which were great to work with too. Vintage size = tiny! I learnt loads in the process and got some extra help along the way by popping into sessions with Aneeta at Knitting SOS.
A look at the SpēdDial replacement hinge clamp set available for Brompton folding bicycles:
Changing the rim on a Brompton rear wheel.
I made some new wheels for my bike that glow green:
Yesterday I completed this year’s Festive 500 – an annual challenge set to the cycling community by the cycle clothing company Rapha. The challenge is for individuals to complete 500km (310 miles) of cycling over the eight days between Christmas Eve and the end of the year.
Earlier this week I visited some of London’s remaining police call boxes. I took some photos and dug into the history a little, the result of which you can find here:
London police boxes
This is the first song I’ve recorded on this year’s project of converting an old upright piano into a electric piano / recording studio. The video shows some pictures of the process. If you want me to make you one let me know 😛
Over the past year I’ve explored many of London’s lost rivers on bike and foot: The Westbourne, Fleet, Walbrook, Ravensbourne, Earl’s Sluice, Peck, Neckinger, Effra and Wandle.
This weekend I gave a small bike tour of the Tyburn, and have produced a very condensed version of some of its history which is available here: River Tyburn bike ride