Saturday, 16 June 2007

Shaun the sheep and the great Picknit

A couple of weeks ago we decided it would be a good idea to go to pay a visit to the Camden Green Fair in Regents park. A friend Robynn, of Purlesence, was helping out showing people how to knit. Anyway we treked up on public transport, being green and all that to see what else was going on.
We bumped into Shaun the sheep and some Picknitters. C and E were both desperate to have their pictures taken with Shaun, both being beginner knitters themselves. There was lots of lovely food being knitted, not to mention some real brownies and cakes that were offered to those who showed an interest.
Inside the tent were some fantastic ideas for recycling fabrics and yarns to create some lovely items. There were a group of ladies cutting up strips of fabric to then create into balls of yarn to knit up into bags and rugs. There was also weaving and redesigning and embelishing of clothing go on. Plenty to keep the children occupied and give the adults something to think about. I can see us experimenting with cutting up old t-shirts in the summer to make balls of yarn.

Shaun the Sheep's Picknit Challenge
You can find out more about Shaun the sheep's Picknit challenge at .
The challenge is to create a life sized picnic out of wool. This is so that money can be raised for the Wallace & Grommit Children's Foundation. They are asking people to have a sponsored knit to create items. The finished picnic will be exhibited at the ICHF Creative Stitches & Hobbycraft shows that tour around the country in the autumn of 2007 and spring of 2008. You should send your completed items to:
Shaun the Sheep's Picknit Challenge
Dominic House
Seaton Road
BH23 5HW

You can find out more information from the following organisation; and

I now need to think about what I am going to knit. I did knit a sausage once as a Brownie when we knitted a cooked breakfast!

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