Tuesday, November 07, 2006

String envy

Dreaming about Christmas is one of my favourite ways to spend time. The planning is almost better than the real thing (less work, higher likelihood of achieving perfection). Images often stick around in my head and this one of Alicia's packaging was one of them.


I thought about it long and wistfully and then it came to me - without stripy string my Christmas will never be perfect. And I've found some!! From a butcher's supply place on the Internet - yes, stripy string is for trussing joints of beef - at least red is, blue is for pork and green for lamb. I learnt a lot from the butchery supply site - very educational.


14 comments:

kirsten said...

um, yeah, her wrapping is gorgeous - and you are hilarious for going so out of your way to find stripey string!

(although, now i'm a bit jealous.... :)

laurie said...

I love that string!

Soo said...

I love red and white stripey string too....and now I am going to look up some butchery websites too!

Flibbertygibbet said...

You clever thing! I think I may have to get some lamb string for my packaging for my market stall...

Jo said...

The things you learn ...

Amy said...

Ooo ooo. I admit that I printed out just that picture last year and coveted those lovely packages for their wrapping as well. Aren't you going to be smart this Christmas!!

I've never seen meat tied with that -- only plain white. Must look. Thanks.

grumpy said...

I hope you realise that somewhere out there are a bunch of old craft-fiends working from home knitting miles and miles of coloured string for butchers and indulging themselves at the same time!

karen said...

I remember thinking how great the string was - but unlike you I didn't have the determination to track it down

monica said...

I can't decide if you're totally brilliant or completely mad.

What made you think of butchers? What kind of search engines do you use!!!!

On seconds thoughts... sheer brilliance.

capello said...

um... YOU FORGOT THE LINK.

i've been waning stripey string for years, and really ali, YOU ARE TOYING WITH MY EMOTIONS.

Alicia A. said...

Oooooo... stripey string. And at the butcher's?

Must look into that.

linda said...

Well, someone needs to market that outside of the butcher industry because it's perfect for Christmas!

blackbird said...

I have ALWAYS wanted this string!

amy h said...

I found that butcher's site, too, but they only ship to the UK -- lucky you!