big news of course is the Knit Crawl
and the winner of the giant pink Breast
Cancer Care blanket. A
fabulous day was had by all, Sit-Upons were sat upon, the sun shone for
us, and the rain was kept at bay.
The day began on the
lawns of Westminster Abbey where Morris dancers and chiming bells
entertained us while we kicked off the public knitting.
At St. James’ Park we
caught some rays along with our stitching and watched the red arrows
and all manner of planes and jets fly by for the Trooping of the
Onto Trafalgar Square
where we plonked ourselves in the spicy flurry of the Thai festival
with food, music, and dancing. Plenty of cause for a fair few people to
stare and wonder how knitting was related to Thai culture. Hee
When we reached Soho
Square we sat in the kind shade and enjoyed cups of coffee with our
yarn. Hare Krishna’s passed by a fair few times with their bells and
chants, adding a harmonious air as the Crawl would down.
By the time we
reached All the Fun of the Fair we were all knitted out, happy and
slightly footsore, ready for the big draw. Shop owner Buzz lent us her
son, Dom, to draw proudly lucky winner, Hannah Wirman, from the bucket.
A grand total of
£650 has been raised by you lovely people. Thanks to all that
donated money and knitting for the beast of a blanket. We think
all lovely. If you didn’t get round to it there is still time to
Keep an eye on the blog and
group for more pictures and tales of the day
Also please feel free
to join the S&B
London flickr group and add
your pics of the day for all to see.
It was an amazing day
and we hope you loved it as much as we did. Thank you all for coming
along and getting your knits out in the city.