Sunday, September 7, 2008

iKnit, youKnit, weKnit

another trip out for the huggers, along with the old lady (strangely re-branded as Smith and Coates these days), her egg cosies and new range of childrens' clothes. all made from felted (ie. shrunk in a hot wash) adult jumpers with embellishments lovingly hand crocheted and stitched.

our trip was made possible by the 'knitting guru' Fiona Bailey (in green above - yes, it's really her) she of knit and caboodle and the beautifully produced book 'Simply Knit....Hats', who kindly invited us to join her.

lots of lovely knitting on display - as the term iknit might suggest, we especially loved seeing so much british wool in evidence - John Arvon and Herdy being our particular favourites. Herdy are championing the much neglected Herdwick sheep and making modern, beautifully designed textiles, mugs and cards. what a relief. have a look -

next up Queen's Park Day - sunday 14th september.....come on sunshine.

Friday, September 5, 2008

not just jumpers in arran

let's face it, british holidays aren't really about the sun, and if you're made of wool they are of course perfect - no danger of overheating.

these two made it up to the beautiful isle of arran for a bit of a relax and had a lovely time with Bea and Mrs Booth. they seem to be getting on quite well, no?

a study in purple - and just look how he travelled....

thank you Booths, for really getting it.