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….

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