Yarn Corps

Permission to Yarnstorm: Handmade Heroes! The Knit the City Book Launch

Posted by on Sep 22, 2011 in Book Launch, Books, Deadly Knitshade, Events, Lady Loop, London, London Book Launch, Movies, Permission to Yarnstorm, Shorn-a the Dead, The Fastener, Yarn Corps, Yarnstorms | 1 comment

Permission to Yarnstorm: Handmade Heroes! The Knit the City Book Launch

when the Knit Signal shone on the skies above Soho, the KTC Yarn Corps: Deadly Knitshade, Shorn-a the Dead, The Fastener and Lady Loop, leapt into the Knitmobile and faster than a stitched speeding bullet hotfooted it our book launch.

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Baby yarnstormers and graffiti knitting artists in residence

Posted by on Jul 4, 2011 in Baby Button, Deadly Knitshade, London, Solo Yarnstorms, The Fastener, Yarn Corps | 2 comments

Baby yarnstormers and graffiti knitting artists in residence

Things have been a bit quiet on the Knit the City front as our Yarn Corps are busy, busy, busy. Fear not! We’ll be back soon but in the meantime both Deadly Knitshade and The Fastener have been busy.

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Yarnstorm the Ninth: Wall of Wonderland

Posted by on Oct 11, 2010 in Deadly Knitshade, Lady Loop, London, Shorn-a the Dead, The Fastener, Yarn Corps, Yarnstorms | 4 comments

Yarnstorm the Ninth: Wall of Wonderland

The Yarn Corps were beginning to get very tired of sitting on the South Bank, and of having nothing to do.

They were considering (as well as they could, for the hot day made them feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of knitting something sneaky would be worth the trouble of getting up and finding the yarn, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran close by them.

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Yarn Corps Uncovered: The Magknitficent Seven – The Fastener

Posted by on Oct 30, 2009 in The Fastener, Yarn Corps | 4 comments

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

Posted by on Oct 29, 2009 in Knitting Ninja, Lady Loop, Yarn Corps | Comments Off on Yarn Corps Uncovered Part Three: Lady Loop and Knitting Ninja

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

Posted by on Oct 28, 2009 in Deadly Knitshade, Yarn Corps | Comments Off on Yarn Corps Uncovered Part Two: Deadly Knitshade and The Purple Purler

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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