Happy Birthday, Peter Tosh

Today would have been Peter Tosh‘s birthday. I love listening to the radio, it’s like getting a surprise. However, around me most stations are pop stations that play the same 5 songs, which is nothing like getting a surprise. Today I was running an errand and a university reggae show played a little tribute to Peter Tosh with some old Bob Marley & the Wailers songs and a few of his solo songs. I have the Specials cover of Maga Dog and never heard their version before today, or maybe I did, driving around with a Jamaican friend in high school, but I don’t remember it. The old version is much better.

No interesting knitting photos. More grey sock. More blue stuff (this times sleeves for my nephew’s dinosaur sweater). So I will give a few book reviews instead.
Sew What! Skirts
This book is about the price of a regular sewing pattern. It’s nothing earth-shattering, but it’s a great reference. It dissects the concept of sewing simple skirts (a-line, circle, wrap), and tells you how to measure to draft your own pattern. To me, it’s totally worth it. My mother is a recipe person, so I never really learned to free-form my own sewing patterns too well, unless they were simple shapes. Even with knitting, I don’t know a whole lot about fitting, just things like socks and mittens. I can’t wait to try drafting some skirt patterns.

Lotta Jansdotter’s Simple Sewing
I knew I wanted this book. I even got to flip through it in a bookshop. I finally broke down and bought it. I pretty much want to make everything in it. Again, this is a great place to get creative ideas to make things from.

Tomorrow we are planning to go to Rhinebeck, after all the annoying things in the morning. Can’t wait!

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One Response to “Happy Birthday, Peter Tosh”

  1. Sonja Says:

    Thanks for the review. I´ve been eye-ing these books. Too bad we don´t live close, I could just take a look at them by myself. Oh yeah, BTW, Athens doesn´t have a ´big box´ book store either 🙂

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