Just what the world needs – well, my small corner of Lincolnshire, anyway.
Having completed my original, appropriately stone-coloured version of the Lincoln Imp some time ago, thanks to the amazing pattern from The Old Toy Knitting Shop, I’ve now made a fluffy pink version, which sits on top of the hall cupboard.
So far at the Fenton Knitting Group there has been some heavy-duty cable knitting, a lot of hand sewing and a bit of crochet, and a great deal of nattering! The cakes we have enjoyed to date have included Victoria sponge, apple cake and raspberry and white chocolate brownie. If this sounds like a great way to spend a Tuesday evening, why not join us? Everyone welcome. You might even get to meet the knitted imp!
With thanks and full acknowledgement to Georgina Manvell and Suzannah Holwell from The Old Toy Knitting Shop for their incredible pattern, the mystery knitting project is now revealed in all ‘his’ glory.
‘He’ is, of course, the Lincoln Imp, rascally resident of Lincoln Cathedral, where copies of the pattern can also be purchased.
Turned to stone by an angel for his cheeky behaviour, the imp has now been turned into wool.
Here the Lincoln imp sits on guard in my garden, brandishing knitted tulips, a reminder of my school days in Spalding.
But who knew the imp could knit?!
His knitting style is very relaxed and he seems to enjoy brights and pastels.
Maybe the imp will join the Fenton Knitting Group?
My mystery knitting project has kept everyone guessing, but now ‘he’ has finally begun to take shape. But what could ‘he’ be? Guesses have included a tea cosy, a top hat and the Loch Ness Monster. Nessie was probably the warmest guess, but I’m afraid still a little off the mark. It’s definitely some kind of character and he’s very well known around Lincoln. Here are some glimpses of limbs to help you discover who ‘he’ could be.
With thanks and full acknowledgement to Georgina Manvell and Suzannah Holwell from The Old Toy Knitting Shop for their incredible pattern.
Following our big move to Lincoln from Kent, we have been very busy unpacking countless boxes. With just a few remaining and our minds beginning to turn, already, to decorating, it was time to get out the sewing machine and run up a few new cushions for the garden. The colour scheme was chosen to match our bright red new garden parasol. All the fabrics are from my remnant stash and include, as ever, vintage upholstery fabric samples, Laura Ashley swatches and, on this occasion, some lovely soft vintage cotton sheets found in a Lincoln charity shop. Sold as ‘dust sheets’ at just £1 each, I decided they were worthy of a much more crafty use!