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English Patches from English Roses and Photoshopping Around Our Shoes…

Posted by Stitch and Bitch London on February 11, 2007

Adie's PatchAdie (one of our mySpace S&BUKers) couldn’t stand the idea of our Lions catching a chill. So she joined in with a purpley patch from Cheltenham, Gloucester (town of my birth and a fine place to be).

On the sandy Isle of Wight Amy from Black Sunshine Dreads and her knitting compadre (Jan or Jon, I am awful at reading handwriting) sent along some stripy patches. Apparently they saw the scarf in a craft magazine. Which is news to Laura and I. We seem to be popping up in all kinds of press these days though.

Us in the Evening StandardAt last week’s meeting at central London’s fabulous Retro Bar one of our eagle-eyed knitters turned up with an Evening Standard supplement with us and our huge Lion friend in it. We feel a certain liony pride in the fact that we seem to be so lucky with spreading the word, as it means we might raise loads of money for Cancer Research UK. I just love the fact that someone spent some of their work day photoshopping around our legs! 🙂

From England’s sandy shores in Portheleven, Cornwall came a cool grey patch from Clarice.

From Kent came a purple patchy piece from Janet Kotze.

Linda Laidlaw is Kenton in Harrow, but made it along to a meeting at the Silver Cross pub, a mere paw’s length from our chilly lions. We bow to her diagonal knitting skills!

And last of this post’s English Roses is Margaret Pickness from Letchworth. Not 10, not 20, not even a mere 50, but 63 perfectly sized little patches that will (with luck and some patient stitching from Brigitte who will be sewing patches until the sheep come home and then some, bless her) turn into several feet of cheery chequered Lion Scarf.

Knitters of England you make us proud to be British. 🙂


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