Sunday, 15 April 2012

Knitting so Sculptural so Much Fun


I get a regular e newsletter from the Lion Brand Company, full of interesting little items. Recently they have been posting some really exciting videos.

This one is about emerging new knitwear designers and makes me fantasise about working full time with textiles and design. It also reinforces the idea for me of having fewer pieces of clothing but only wearing things that are special. Some of these designs are quite wacky but most are very wearable, and all are visually quite wonderful.

And at the other end of the spectrum, up t'north in Saltburn-by-the-Sea an anonymous knitter has been coming out at night to leave little knitted surprises for the amusement of the townsfolk. Woolly books outside the library, buns outside the baker etc. And this is an Olympic special a 50 yard long sporting themed scarf tied to the pier. What a really nice thing to do and completely just for fun. We definitely need more fun in this world.

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