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some lovely tidbits for yoooou...

Hurrah, my knit-tastic studio mate Lauren O'Farrell (aka Deadly Knitshade) ROCKED the BBC Breakfast Show on Saturday morning. She's wearing the scarf she made of all the colours of the Tube lines for her Stitch London book, and she even fit into the scarf's pocket a little knitted Queen, two corgis and Cooey the Pigeon. Hurrah! You can watch it on YouTube here:

And a big thanks to Birmingham-based Vern and Lettuce fan Robert St.Valentine for creating a page for The Pickle online magazine! I'll upload that soon (along with Tammy Taylor's recent pages), but you can have a sneak preview here at Thunderpig, about a city pig with delusions if superheroism.

And this is just plain cute! Thanks to fab comics team Frank & Becky at Tiny Kitten Teeth for the link to this old clip from Tales of the Riverbank, also known as Hammy the Hamster. It reminds me a little bit of a book I used to love as a kid, called The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary. Or perhaps The Borrowers Afloat by Mary Norton.

Edit: Philip Reeve just sent the link for a longer clip from the same show in the '70s, narrated by Johnny Morris. A gerbil with an electric saw! My other studio mate, Gary Northfield, gave good commentary, finishing with, 'So sad, they'll probably all be dead by now.' Philip attributed it to the power tools.


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Feb. 13th, 2012 09:06 pm (UTC)
Huh! Thanks for the 70s Riverbank clip-- as a junior rat aficionado, I was always terribly offended when they brought out "Martha Mouse" (very clearly a perfectly good rat). Delightful to see there was an actual fully credited rat on set back in the day. :>
Feb. 16th, 2012 12:20 am (UTC)
Ha ha, you're welcome! It's all new to me, but fascinating, all the same! :)
Feb. 14th, 2012 12:28 pm (UTC)
Do you remember the Pogles? You're probably to young but they'll probably strike a memory with Philip check them out at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNiimC07_Ac
Feb. 16th, 2012 12:19 am (UTC)
Aw, the Pogles are so cute! I love how stilted the animation is, and the pacing is so different from what you get now. But that makes it lovely.
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