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Calling all knitters! Festive capering promised…

The results of another rock n roll evening...

The results of another rock n roll evening...

I’ve been having a protracted conversation with friends today about how much you should shout about your charitable works. Is telling people that you’ve donated money just smug and sanctimonious or does it make them think “Hey! I’ll do that too?” I reckon it’s a bit of both. Sometimes you do just want to be acknowledged for being nice! So today’s blog post is to encourage you to do something that will benefit many but cost you just a leetle bit of time and effort. And as a thank you we’ll shout about your efforts on this website!

Heard of yarn bombing? It’s a form of public art involving knitting – you can beautify all sorts of things depending on how much time and wool you have, there are examples of railings, phone boxes and signs all being covered in knitting. But as I know you’re all very busy people we’ll keep it simple.

Knit Nottingham is a new yarn shop on Mansfield Road. It sells a great range of wool – locally sourced in many cases – that you won’t find in the bigger chains and the staff are very friendly indeed! Knit Nottingham are looking for you to knit or crochet Christmas decorations which will be hung on a tree in the city centre (where? it’s a secret!) (*gossip, intrigue*) in time for Christmas. Their website offers a range of excellent wool including lovely sparkly stuff just right for snowflakes!

For more details of the yarn bombing then have a quick look at Knit Nottingham’s website or pop into the shop itself. To get into the spirit of the exercise, Creative Nottingham’s own knitter (that’d be me then) has made two decorations already. What can be more appealing? It’s horribly cold, so stay in front of the fire and knit pretty things – and on 19th December you’ll see how they’ll gladden the hearts of Nottingham-ians everywhere. What could be more giving than that?