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Friday, July 04, 2008

"Are you the London Knitting Society...?"

...so said a fellow at The George Inn on Wednesday night when we convened for our weekly London knitting group! What's funny is that a few weeks ago he was accosted in the street by a knitter carrying a balloon and asking him if he could say "I Knit" in a foreign language. Oh yes, it's a small world indeed, and on 14th June he'd inadvertantly taken part in our Worldwide Knit in Public Day Treasure Hunt, where he'd helpfully told one of the teams how to say the phrase in Iranian. We told him that it was clearly fate and he should take it up - I used the fact that I was surrounded by a group of lovely ladies as a prime example of why men should knit more, but he turned us down and told us he was engaged. Not generally a bar to knitting, but there you are.

The George was a good place to meet, if a little busy. Whilst we didn't manage to grab any outside tables,after a bit of moving about we did settle into the far room with plenty of space, nachos and cider. We had a finished project too and it's always nice when that last stitch is completed at a knit night. If anything, is an excuse for another drink. Do we sound like alcoholics? Honest, it's not true, although we did have a comment from the lady on the next table who noted that, "There seems to be more drinking than knitting going on here. My knitting circle is never as lively as this!" We took it as a compliment.

In other news, I've been particularly enjoying being distracted by the new AussieBum adverts appearing at a bus stop near you anytime soon. Summer is definitely here and those pesky admen will do their level best to sell you the most unattainable stuff you'll never need. Believe me, these ads serve up the most unattainable stuff in so many ways! I suppose I could spend all summer in the gym...but then there'd be no need for fancy swimming trunks by the time winter comes around.

We're gearing up for our launch of The Great British Sheep tomorrow at the South Bank. I think we need a name for him/her though? Any ideas? It looks stunning I must say and I want to give credit to Yvonne who rose to the challenge and created a work of art. I've asked her to design our KNIFTA award now too!

Craig

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3 Comments:

  • At 10:44 PM , Anonymous shawem@hotmail.co.uk said...

    how about CRAGER, as a name for the sheep?

    Enid

     
  • At 1:36 AM , Blogger M-H said...

    What a coincidence! Aussiebum's warehouse is at the end of our street in Sydney. :) My partner Sandra and I were in your shop about 6 weeks ago, along with my son and his partner Roberto. (We arrived in a cab, as we were fitting our yarn shopping into rather a busy sightseeing day.) We managed to unload some UK pounds into your till, and have already started working with some of the yarns the boys chose.

     
  • At 10:37 AM , Blogger Sweet Camden Lass said...

    Hee hee. I like the Aussie Bum adverts too! We have come a long way from the days of knitting swimming suits that always got a size or two larger once you were in the water (or so my Mum maintains!)

    ~x~

     

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