Yarnstorm the Fifth: Memorial of Melancholy

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Yarnstorm the Fifth: Memorial of Melancholy

In the dark and dingy depths of the Leake Street tunnel we, the Knit the City Yarn Corps, lost our Web of Woe not 24 hours after it was so carefully installed.

When the wounds were less fresh and the scars were beginning to heal four brave members of the Yarn Corps returned to the site to remember. For the remaining two it was still too painful.

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Weaving the Web of Woe

Posted by on 12:45 am in Deadly Knitshade, How We Made, Knitting Ninja, Lady Loop, London, Shorn-a the Dead | 7 comments

Weaving the Web of Woe

Like all good Knit the City Yarnstorms the idea for the Web of Woe was hatched after too much pear cider one Knit the City night in the secret Yarn Corps wool-lined bunker. Plans were drawn, more cider was drunk, the space was measured, visions of half-eaten bugs began to crawl and scuttle through our minds.

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Yarnstorm the Fourth: Web of Woe

Posted by on 12:56 am in Deadly Knitshade, Knitting Ninja, Lady Loop, London, Shorn-a the Dead, Yarnstorms | 26 comments

Yarnstorm the Fourth: Web of Woe

WARNING: Some of the scenes from this yarnstorm may cause distress. Pregnant women and those with heart conditions should consult a doctor before viewing. Proceed with caution.

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The Phonebox Cosy tale

Posted by on 1:56 am in Deadly Knitshade, How We Made, Knitting Ninja, Lady Loop, London, Shorn-a the Dead | 23 comments

The Phonebox Cosy tale

On the 8th of July 2009 the Knit the City Yarn Corps stood back, in the heart of police-swarmed Parliament Square and the shadow of Big Ben, to wipe their brows, exhale with relief and put away their tapestry needles and cable ties after another successful yarnstorm.

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Yarnstorm the Third: the Phonebox Cosy

Posted by on 1:15 am in Deadly Knitshade, Knitting Ninja, Lady Loop, London, Shorn-a the Dead, Yarnstorms | 47 comments

Yarnstorm the Third: the Phonebox Cosy

Cor blimey, guvnor. Some cheeky little blighters’ve yarnstormed me dog and bone.

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Yarnstorm the Second: The Yarnstorming of Covent Garden

Posted by on 10:50 pm in Deadly Knitshade, Knitting Ninja, London, Shorn-a the Dead, Yarnstorms | 3 comments

Yarnstorm the Second: The Yarnstorming of Covent Garden

Four members of the Yarn Corps converged in the corner of one of London’s oldest market squares, where Roman knitters once stitched their stolas and togaed stallholders touted their wares, and brought the yarnstorm to a humble wooden barrier as the tourists flowed by.

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The BBC at the Yarnstorming of Covent Garden

Posted by on 3:30 pm in Deadly Knitshade, How We Made, Knitting Ninja, London, Movies, Shorn-a the Dead | 3 comments

The BBC at the Yarnstorming of Covent Garden

Knit the City bring the yarnstorm to the cobbled chaos of Covent Garden on national BBC News. Woo hoo!

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Attack of the solo yarnstorms

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Attack of the solo yarnstorms

Knit the City’s Yarn Corps don’t just sit around eating cake all day and idly passing the time between yarnstorms reading knitterature and sharpening our DPNS. Oh no.

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Yarnstorm the First: South Bank boot camp

Posted by on 9:01 pm in Deadly Knitshade, Lady Loop, London, Yarnstorms | 5 comments

Yarnstorm the First: South Bank boot camp

Knit the City’s Knit Corps weren’t always of tight-knit band of guerrilla knitters. They were lone woolly wolves, going about their yarnbombing in their own style and stitches. Some of them didn’t even know they has it in them to take their knits to the streets.

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