Autumn Shows etc

Exeter Creative Stitches in late September

Some knitting and textile displays- loved them this year,especially the Les Mis costumes

car packingShould have taken a van- but truly amazing what the Land Cruiser will hold if I spend 3 hours packing like a tinker toy freak.

Alexandra Palace Knitting and Stitching Show October

Giant Cardiff Cardi

Cardiff cardigan knit

This giant cardi (5mx2.5 m) was created by 200 knitters to commemorate Cardiff’s 900th anniversary and unveiled last week.

Cable stitch was used throughout and “many threads twisted together become strong representing  our community”. It was created by both  beginner and experienced knitters working together every Sunday since March 2010.

Amazing….

 

A new use for 80’s ski sweaters

Spotted in the Joseph window on the Fulham Road today- it took us a second to figure out .

My first thought was short knitted leggings- even worse than knitted lampshades. But then I realized they were sweaters turned upside down with the arms on the legs and presumably hemmed through the neck. I seriously hope this a trend my daughters do not pick up on, although I do have lots of old heavy ski sweaters that could now be put to  better use.

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