As fog and frost continue to shroud Fenton with only an occasional burst of watery winter sunshine to dispel the general January murk, this little woolly bird has arrived in handmadebysoo’s garden to cheer us all and remind us that Spring really is just around the corner.
blue tit: 75 birds, butterflies ans beautiful beasties to knit & crochet, by Lesley Stanfield
Here at handmadebysoo towers there has been a lot of work going on as our lovely team of builders create a new reception hall, office, cloakroom and SEWING ROOM (!) from our old, dark workshop. Fuelled by tea and handmadebysoo cake (sorry, Mrs G!) the lads have made fantastic progress and will down tools this evening for the final time before Christmas. So what better way to mark the beginning of their Christmas holidays than to yarn bomb their site!
They got some woolly mince pies … and some real ones, too!
Residents of our tiny Lincolnshire hamlet have been waking up to a new kind of tree blossoming in their neighbourhood this Spring. The tree in question appears to be sprouting pieces of knitting from its branches and is in fact Fenton’s very first experience of yarn bombing. The woolly installation is a handmadebysoo creation and features random scraps of stripy knitting on colourful plastic needles.
Our pretty little damson tree didn’t appear to have any real blossom this year, so handmadebysoo decided to pretty it up with some knitted decorations. Who knows? Maybe they will eventually form fruit, or, at the very least, provide some warm shelter for nesting birds.
handmadebysoo hopes the tree might also inspire more people to join the Fenton Knitting Group.
Well, I said I would do it and now I finally have. Last night I was still knitting until very, very late and then this morning I got up early to install my very first yarn bombing project. I took my inspiration from Pippi Long Stocking, the colours I had left in my scrap wool tin and the ‘Knit the City’ book TLH gave me for Mother’s Day. No prizes for guessing the site of my installation. Enjoy!