This puppet pattern looks like an ideal summer holiday knitting project to me. Lamb Chop was the creation of New York ventriloquist and comedian Shari Lewis in the late 50’s and 60’s and she starred on children’s TV over here in the UK in the 70’s — I loved her!
You can make either a knitted version (by Patons & Baldwins Limited), or a crochet version (by Miss J. A . Cowie).
I just happened to come across this copy (in my collection of old and vintage patterns), but you can buy one. And if you have 5 minutes to spare (skip the ads!), you can watch an old black and white show with Chop in action…
Start planning your Autumn knitting projects with the latest copy of Folk Knitting from Interweave — not only are there patterns for my Maarika Bag (originally designed for (Colorknits), and the Ola Pullover (Northern Knits), there are also patterns for a Marianne Isager knitted vest, a pair of Turkish knitted folk stockings, a pair of medieval middle eastern inspired stockings, Shetland wool wrist warmers, as well as an article on Andean knitting secrets by Mary Jane Mucklestone. And, of course, lots more besides…
Posted on 6 Jul, 2015
by Lucinda Guy.
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Just to let you know that due to this controversial EU rule, if you live in any EU country (other than the UK), and would like to buy one of my patterns from my shop, you will no longer be able to buy instantly but will instead have to use the contact page and directly email your request.
An invoice will be sent to you, and once payment has been made your pdf will be emailed directly.
I know — this is a pain, and VAT Moss is a very draconian rule for small, non vat paying businesses.
There is currently a UK lobby which is trying to introduce a minimum so that small suppliers are not caught up in it all…
It was a real pleasure to finally get to see the Sonia Delaunay exhibition at the Tate Modern. Delaunay’s work, and in particular her simultaneous contrast colour work and textile designs for fabric, carpets and bags, have always been hugely influential for me.
It was especially inspiring to see the truly wonderful embroidered coats and jackets.
It runs until the 9th August…
The all knitted, pink space creatures from the late 60’s and early 70’s are back for a new series.
You can find out all you need to know about Clangers, what they get up to and why, here.
I have also been enjoying this very lovely book ‘The Art of Smallfilms’ — where you can see a Clanger knitting (sort of — with only one needle and a dropped stitch…).
You may also remember that I have suggested before that you could in fact knit your very own Clanger and of course you can always watch an original episode…
My aim is to let my blog, shop and website slowly evolve and grow by showcasing, on a seasonal basis, new knitting and crochet patterns, products, inspirational photos and other things. Each season will bring new things to see and buy…
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