Tag Archive | Lincoln

A fluffy pink imp!

Pink imp

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.

You can read the story of my first attempt here.

imp at the castle

 

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The Fenton Knitting Group

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!

The imp relaxes

The mystery knitting project is revealed

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.

Imp on wall

Turned to stone by an angel for his cheeky behaviour, the imp has now been turned into wool.

Imp with tulips

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?!

Knitting imp

His knitting style is very relaxed and he seems to enjoy brights and pastels.

Imp joins FKG

Maybe the imp will join the Fenton Knitting Group?

To see more clever character patterns, please visit http://www.theoldtoyknittingshop.co.uk/

 

Final clues to the mystery knitting project

The project is now complete, so here are just a couple of cheeky glimpses to help you with those final guesses.

Let’s just peer over ‘his’ shoulder. Ears and horns and a lot of very curly hair?

Horns and hair

And here’s the little chap from the back.  Can you guess who it is?

Looking over shoulder

With thanks and full acknowledgement to Georgina Manvell and Suzannah Holwell from The Old Toy Knitting Shop for their incredible pattern.

http://www.theoldtoyknittingshop.co.uk/

 

What has handmadebysoo knitted now?

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.

A foot Arm

 

With thanks and full acknowledgement to Georgina Manvell and Suzannah Holwell from The Old Toy Knitting Shop for their incredible pattern.

http://www.theoldtoyknittingshop.co.uk/