Yarnstorm the Eighth: Nutcracker Knitmare before Christmas

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Yarnstorm the Eighth: Nutcracker Knitmare before Christmas

Twas the Knit before Christmas in cold London Town, Where a lone ballerina was cast with a frown, Yet she was not long for her knitless despair, For Knit the City’s Yarn Corps soon would be there…   See the full tale soon. Scary Stitchmas, London KTC...

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Yarnstorm the Seventh: Gate of Ghouls

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Yarnstorm the Seventh: Gate of Ghouls

Come closer, mortals, we wish to tell you a tale of tube-flavoured terror… Knit the City have a special love for underground London. In our formative days each of us were beckoned into shady underground doorways by our mysterious hooded mentor. There we were relentlessly trained in ways of the yarnstorm while we spent our days and nights in Knit the City’s secret underground wool-lined bunker.   Pay heed to the woolly warning of the Gate of Ghouls, good people of London. You never know what is looking up when you’re not looking down… For Halloween tales of yarnstorming horror straight from the Yarn Corps fingertips see: Deadly Knitshade’s Attack of the Tubeline Trolls The Fastener’s Crocheted...

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Yarn Corps Uncovered: The Magknitficent Seven – The Fastener

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Yarn Corps Uncovered: The Magknitficent Seven – The Fastener

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into London something unexpected happens in the world of Knit the City. Like the writhing many-headed mass of a handmade hydra that we are, we have grown another yarnstorming limb. The sneaky stitching six become a magknitficent seven. The Fastener What is your theme tune? The A team Which superhero’s powers would you most like and why? To be able to borrow others powers at will – why? Because that’s the best one! What is your biggest fear? Camel toe Your three stranded on a desert island yarnstorming essentials? Other than yarn (obviously!) Sunglasses (to disguise me – I know it’s deserted but you never know?!), music to knit by, lemon meringue pie – there’re no ovens on a deserted island, people! If you died during a yarnstorm what epitaph would you have on your gravestone? She finally zipped it. Stalk The Fastener here. Now we can get on with the real reason we’re all here. There’s a yarnstorm coming in just over 24 hours and there is absolutely nothing in the whole of London that can stop it…  ...

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Yarn Corps Uncovered Part Three: Lady Loop and Knitting Ninja

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Yarn Corps Uncovered Part Three: Lady Loop and Knitting Ninja

We don’t know about you but we’re pretty sure that the yarnstorm is going to hit any day now. And it’s a dark dark yarnstorm at that. You can tell by the way the sun disappears earlier these past few nights. Almost like it’s running away… While we wait we’ll entice a couple more of the Knit the City Yarn Corps from the secret wool-lined bunker to cough up the answers to a few well-placed questions. Gliding from the darkness we find ourselves in the company of the bringer of aristocratic artiness and high-class handmade loveliness that is Lady Loop and the opener of a 400-year-old can of ancient Japanse yarnstorming whupass that is Knitting Ninja.   What is your biggest fear? …….. Your three stranded on a desert island yarnstorming essentials? …….. If you died during a yarnstorm what epitaph would you have on your gravestone?...

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Yarn Corps Uncovered Part Two: Deadly Knitshade and The Purple Purler

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Yarn Corps Uncovered Part Two: Deadly Knitshade and The Purple Purler

There’s a definite yarnstorm electricity in the air. Where in this tangled ball of yarn of a city is it coming from? Londom’s street smog is thick with it. It can only be a matter of time before it hits. In the meantime we drag two more unsuspecting sneaky stitchers from the secret wool-lined bunker to confess. Stepping out of the shadows are the knitblast-cursed rodent-wrangling Deadly Knitshade and the fang-fixated Purple Purler.   Deadly Knitshade   What is your theme tune? A Four-Legged Friend by Roy Rogers Which superhero’s powers would you most like and why? It’d have to be Spiderman’s wallcrawling and webslinging for those hard to reach yarnstorm targets. Must remember that with great yarnstorming power would come great yarnstorming responsibility.   What is your biggest fear? The Blue Whale in the Natural History Museum coming to life and appearing above me while I sleep. Watching me with his tiny evil eyes… Oh the ocean-based horror… Your three stranded on a desert island yarnstorming essentials? (Aside from yarn) my trusty 300-tool swiss army knife, a soldering iron, and buttons and beads for blinky ‘Don’t leave me’ eyes. So sad. If you died during a yarnstorm what epitaph would you have on your gravestone? “Purl, interrupted.” Stalk Deadly Knitshade on her blog     The Purple Purler What is your theme tune? Under Pressure by Queen and David Bowie Which superhero’s powers would you most like and why? Invisibility: imagine all the conversations I could overhear, and all the scandal I could witness unseen. However, if I could be Dr Jean Gray from X-Men that would rock!!   What is your biggest fear? Reserves of Rescue Remedy run dry on the day the vampire underworld was discovered and I was meant to meet Stephen Fry! Your three stranded on a desert island three yarnstorming essentials? Purple cable ties, Rescue Remedy, and pear cider If you died during a yarnstorm what epitaph would you have on your gravestone? “She tried! She failed! She got...

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Yarn Corps Uncovered Part One: The Bluestocking Stitcher and Shorn-a the Dead

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Yarn Corps Uncovered Part One: The Bluestocking Stitcher and Shorn-a the Dead

There’s a yarnstorm brewing. If you stick your head out of the window you can smell it in the London air. It’s reaching its woolly fingers out of the shadows and feelings its way towards its target. The countdown is on. In the run up to the whirlwind of woolly wrongdoing we’re taking the opportunity to help you get to know the Knit the City Yarn Corps a little better. First out of the secret wool-lined bunker are the sweary butterfly-surrounded Bluestocking Stitcher and the sheepdip-sniffing Shorn-a the Dead.     The Bluestocking Stitcher What is your theme tune? Nothing Can Stop Us Now – Saint Etienne or Thinking of You by The Colourfield Which superhero’s powers would you most like and why? Elastigirl – so handy for those awkward yarnstorming angles. What is your biggest fear? Beige Your three stranded on a desert island yarnstorming essentials? (Apart from yarn) Dymo tape, a 4mm crochet hook, a swearing dictionary If you died during a yarnstorm what epitaph would you have on your gravestone? “If she’d had stretchy arms, this would never have happened.”     Shorn-a the Dead What is your theme tune? Rawhide Which superhero’s powers would you most like and why? Gail Trimble’s University Challenge question-answering prowess.   What is your biggest fear? Moths Your three stranded on a desert island yarnstorming essentials? Shuriken yarn-cutter, rubbish bag (I am Yarn Ends Girl) and anti-moth flamethrower If you died during a yarnstorm what epitaph would you have on your gravestone? “The moths did...

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City Interventionists, apparently

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City Interventionists, apparently

London in the summer is full of festivals. Not just the kind of festivals that see you up to your knees in fast-food flecked mud, quietly dreading the next time you have to brave the horror that is the campsite toilets, and subject to the sudden unexplained urge to get luminous dreadlocks smeared into your greasy unwashed hair. There are much less smelly festivals too. And Knit the City were invited to take part in one.

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Yarnstorm on Screen: Oranges and Lemons Odyssey – the movie

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Yarnstorm on Screen: Oranges and Lemons Odyssey – the movie

Once in a lifetime a film comes along that will touch your heart, make you laugh till tea comes out of your nose, make you cry till you get a dehydration headache, and make you wish that you could live you life again and do it alllllll so differently that world peace ensued and all famine was wiped out.

This is not that film.

But it is pretty freaking cool.

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The footsore tale of the Oranges and Lemons Odyssey

Posted by on 11:13 pm in Deadly Knitshade, How We Made, Knitting Ninja, Lady Loop, London, Shorn-a the Dead | 8 comments

The footsore tale of the Oranges and Lemons Odyssey

Once upon a time there were six lonely, grey and stony churches dotted around a giant city of concrete and commuters. These churches had history, they had lived in the city for many years, and long ago someone had thought so much of them they had written them into a nursery rhyme and made their singing bells the stars.

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Yarnstorm the Sixth: Oranges and Lemons Odyssey

Posted by on 4:31 am in Deadly Knitshade, Knitting Ninja, Lady Loop, London, Shorn-a the Dead, Yarnstorms | 30 comments

Yarnstorm the Sixth: Oranges and Lemons Odyssey

Knit the City’s six-hour yarnstorm to the tune of one of London’s oldest nursery rhymes. Grab your citrus fruit and join us!

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