September 17th, 2011

she dunnknit! 'knit the city' goes live...

Hurrah! Knit the City launched last night in a spray of yarn, cake and sparkles, and now is set to take over the world! Giant squid wrestler, Deadly Knitshade (whom I suspect might be my studio mate Lauren O'Farrell), launched her book chronicling the yarnbombing shenanigans that she and her knitting buddies get up to in London. Great photos, funny captions and right in the back, some simple creature knitting patterns.

Plarchie the giant squid (who even has his own blog) got his own window display from the gang at Gosh! London comics shop, who hosted the party. Here are Fleece Station studio friends Alex Milway and Katie Lee cowering in fear behind him. They were both eaten shortly after this photo was taken. ...And here's the lovely book! It's surrounded by woolly friends, including one of Alex's Mousehunter mice and our studio mate Gary Northfield's Derek the Sheep.

Lots of strange little creatures popped up everywhere during the evening! I took a sip of bubbly and the Moomin's Little My sprang up in front of Ian Culbard's At the Mountains of Madness.

Here's a little video I made of the launch speeches:

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Here's Deadlyknitshade herself, just before everyone arrived, trying to coax the little critters to hang around for the party.

Here's Perri Lewis, sticking last-minute stars on to Wonder Woman's bum. (You can see Perri's blog post about the evening here.)

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