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

Posted by on Oct 27, 2009 in Shorn-a the Dead, Yarn Corps | 1 comment

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

Posted by on Sep 27, 2009 in Deadly Knitshade, London, Movies, Yarn Corps | 3 comments

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

Posted by on Sep 7, 2009 in Deadly Knitshade, Knitting Ninja, Lady Loop, London, Movies, Shorn-a the Dead | 3 comments

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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Yarnstorm the Fifth: Memorial of Melancholy

Posted by on Aug 20, 2009 in Deadly Knitshade, Lady Loop, London, Yarnstorms | 5 comments

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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