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Moustache-arama: S&B London Knit Crawl 2009

Posted by Deadly Knitshade on June 19, 2009

London in the sunshine. What better way to see the city and celebrate Worldwide Knit in Public Day than winding your way down the South Bank wearing a knitted moustache, and dropping stitches as you go?

We took a whole herd of lovely S&B Londoners from the scorching Scoop at Tower Bridge, to the cool shadows of the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, to sun-drenched Jubilee Gardens under the gaze of the London Eye, to the Lion-guarded environs of Trafalgar Square.

And the moustaches, in aid of the Prostate UK Charity, were everywhere.

Knit Crawl Stop One: Tashes at Tower Bridge

Knit Crawl Stop One: Tashes at Tower Bridge

Knit Crawl Stop One: Tashes at Tower Bridge

Knit Crawl Stop Two: Tate Modern tasharama


Knit Crawl Stop Two: Tate Modern Tasharama

Knit Crawling: from place to place

Knit Crawl Stop Three: London Eye Mustaschios

Cake

Knit Crawl Stop Three: Mustachioed under the London Eye

Knit Crawl Stop Three: Mustachioed under the London Eye

Knit Crawl Stop Four: Face Fur in Trafalgar Square

Knit Crawl Stop Four: Trafalgar Square

Knit Crawl Stop Four: Trafalgar Square

An utterly tashtastic day was had by everyone and we raised an astounding £500 for Prostate Cancer UK.

An abandoned tash at the Knit Crawl end

An abandoned tash at the Knit Crawl end

The hardcore Knit Crawlers ended up in the pub where we raised our glass to the bizarre combination of knitting and men’s undercarriages.

Cake and booze after a long day

Cake and booze after a long day

The Stitchettes would like to thank every Knit Crawler for their dedication to the manly cause, for proudly wearing their tashes while knitting in some of London’s most public spaces, and for being an essential part of the best S&B London Knit Crawl to date. You guys rock.

The S&B London Stitchettes x

PS See the rest of the Knit Crawl pics on flickr here.

20 Responses to “Moustache-arama: S&B London Knit Crawl 2009”

  1. Oh what fun!
    How exactly do you raise the money, do people donate as you go along or what?

  2. tofty said

    wowzers, we made 500 british squid! thats fab! well done knitting buddies :)

  3. holyhandcrafter said

    Knitted finger tashes? GENIUS! Who made the cupcakes?

  4. Howie Woo said

    Wow! From the massive crowd to the munchable cupcakes, the S&B London Knit Crawl of 2009 looks like the most successful & funfilled event of the year! Congratulations :)

  5. Thank you! :)

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