Sunday, 23 October 2011

Whilst on holiday recently in Cornwall we visited Flambards, a small theme park with a very good display about about war time Britain and I spotted this amongst the displays. The gloves and scarfs I could cope with but the knitted vest? no way, would never have the patience or the time.

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I also spotted this in the wartime exhibition,really miss shops like these

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somewhere to buy your knitting patterns along with the groceries

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Until I saw this, I never realised that Sunny Jim was an advertising slogan! always thought it was just a saying/nickname.

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Sunny Jim cloth doll, you would save the coupons and send away for him.

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Knitted critters

I promised knitted critter so here they are :-)

As many of you know, I am a member of the Notts and District branch of the Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers. Which sounds very official but basically boils down to a good old chat and lots of fibre fun on the last Saturday of the month. Occasionally we get to meet other guilds and recently we mooched on up to Mansfield to take part in the Ashfield Guild Hospitality days and in amongst the usual lines of spinners and stalls were....... little knitted thingies!!

There was a farm.

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complete with duck pond, fields and trees. The family were outside the house and the horses in the stables.

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Ashfield WSD

Ashfield WSD                                                                                                                                               And an ark complete with animals and family  . Sadly there was a bit of a blood bath later in the day when all the animals were found lying on their sides and the crocodiles had a decidedly evil look about them.look if you dare!!!            

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Ashfield WSD

and I loved the tortoise/turtles :-)

Friday, 21 October 2011

nudged into posting again

Hi, I've been busy and sort of ill ( tooth, extreme insect bite reaction both being treated) and hadn't realised how long it was since I last posted until my mum phoned up and asked what I was up to because I hadn't updated my blog!

So here I am with an update on the inkle loom which is proving a bit addictive. Progress so far....
first venture into pick up techniques.
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next experiment with sami band patterns.

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I'm really pleased with this and will be playing much more with this loom, plus it's portable and has already made an appearance in a certain coffee shop in town!
As for the spinning, spinnotts had an outing to Mansfield Museum where we spent the afternoon spinning and chatting ( yes there was cake as usual)

spinnotts live at mansfield museum

Which reminds me, I have a post to write about some knitted critters :-)

more soon x