Funniest knitting TV commercial

Is this the funniest knitting TV commercial yet?
Check out this video on YouTube:

Wool Week!

As Wool Week kicks off, the Evening Standard pronounced “knitting and wool in general are cooler and,yes, sexier than ever before”….

Spotted yesterday in Knightsbridge Jigsaw shop:

A customer knitting a square of blankets for the HIV charity KasCare benefiting  Aids affected children in South Africa.

The article then goes on to recommend a knitting kit from the States (!) for those wising to hone up their skills. Gee, they could have at least researched the UK providers of knitting kits such as moi. I clearly need a PR person.

Seriously though, celebrate- There’s tons going on all over the country.

Knitted Rats – Bristol

Neil of NKM Wools was greeted by these  knitted rats in a coffin upon entering a Chinese restaurant one night after a busy day (sic) exhibiting at the Bristol UEW. For some reason, I found this hysterically funny, probably because I had too much time on my hands. We are presuming it was some kind of early (very ) Halloween thing. Since when did Halloween become so big here- if this is any indication of what’s going on in the burbs, it’s getting out of control.

Knitted Lampshades

Usually most say knitting is not the most economical way to get what you want.In this case , I think not. If these appeal,get out the 9-12mm  and your chunky yarn and go-

Available online for a mere £215-475.

As reported in Daily Candy London this am :  “Made from thick wool sheared from sheep in the remote Alpine valleys of Tyrol and then knitted in Holland, these adorable hanging lamps come in two sizes and colours (off-white and raspberry). The wool is treated to make it fire resistant (phew) and repellent to moths and other insects that have a tendency to munch through knitwear. ”

If i put these around the house- it may be the final straw ( or strand ) for my family.

Laugh or Cry

I did not know whether to laugh or cry when I saw this:

Members of a knitting club in somerset are knitting jumpers for rescued battery hens.” The hens usually come out of farms quite bald and can be underweight,” said one member,”while they are waiting for their feathers to grow back they can benefit from our knitted jumpers.”

well, at least they are not knitting shreddies….

stressed so knit

5 Ways to Cope with Money Stress -Take Up Knitting According to research at the Harvard-affiliated Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine, the repetitive motion and focus of needlework can elicit what’s known as the relaxation response—a calming meditation-like state that slows heart rate and causes blood pressure to drop. In addition, a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society suggests that knitting is associated with a lower risk of dementia for those 65 and older.

well, we knew that already……. what about dementia for the under 65’s?

legionella in london- bad news/good news

 The latest drama in our family – annabel received a letter from her flat’s mgmt company the other day informing that the building’s water supply contains dangerous letter of the 2/14 legionella bacteria- needless to say she and her 2 roommates  were immediately evacuated to chez us (their families live in Geneva) while we figure out where they are going to live next. ( because they are not going back and oh, by the way this is a very respectable building in kensington/hammersmith border). The good news is that this vastly increases my model pool and I’ve managed to get some new items photographed at last. The bad news is that annabel is at the age of 20 well on her way to eclipsing my record of weird, outrageous  life  dramas.

Sophie photos particularly well and we’ll catch Jen yet-1st-br-lace-card-doc-img_7077sock-mitts-ipod-doc

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