Monday, 26 November 2012

Knitterati Evening

A hand knitted Blanket with the Save the Children
emblem on the wall of the shop

What a wonderful evening I had last Thursday, at the
Mary Portas Save the Children, 
Giving and Living Shop,
in Primrose Hill, London.
It is a stunning charity shop, unlike any other.  It is full of shabby chic and vintage finds, it is definitely worth a visit.  Primrose Hill itself is stunning and an oasis in the midst of London.  Definitely worth a visit just for a walk around the place. 
If you read last week's post, you will know I was invited to attend a knitting event by
Save the Children
Debbie Bliss
special guest Trisha Malcolm, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Knitting
all in aid of their superb 'Christmas Jumper Day' fund raising campaign on 14th December, 2012. 
They decided that as the theme was Christmas Jumpers, that we 'knitters' could help with spreading the word and help with knitting jumpers.
internal view of shop
It was fantastic to meet Debbie Bliss in person.  I have been a fan of her beautiful books, patterns and her stunning yarn collection for a long while so it was a real treat to meet her.  She is such a lovely lady.

Debbie Bliss & Me!
Along with 14 other top UK knitting bloggers, we were given a lovely Christmas gift bag of 3 beautiful balls of Debbie Bliss yarn, Ralto DK and Cashmerino DK, and a cute pattern for 3 egg cosy jumpers, a brilliant idea, as the event was in aid of The Save the Children 'Christmas Jumper Day' appeal.
The Knitterati
I managed to complete the front of one and nearly the reverse in between the chatting whilst getting to know the other bloggers and the wonderful Save the Children Staff and volunteers. 
One of the egg cosies complete
So my knitting task for the week is to complete the egg cosies, so pop back later in the week for a peek at my efforts and a chance to get the pattern too.

please note all of the above photos are provided with kind permission of Magda Rakita/Save the Children  
For those of you are unaware of what
Christmas Jumper Day
14th December 2012
Lots of celebrities are now supporting the event
Jon Snow, Lisa Snowden, Mylene Klass, Mark Wright to name a few
and over 300,000 others

 Mark Wright

Mylene Klass

All the lovely goodies we had to eat and the all important symbol of why we took part in the event!

Bee x

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Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Save the Children & Debbie Bliss Free Knitting Pattern

I am so excited, I've been invited to attend a knitting event in London this week,
hosted by Save the Children,
Debbie Bliss,
Knitting Designer extraordinaire.
It is to launch Save the Children's new charity event 
on 14th December
called the
It's a day where you can get away with wearing the silliest, most hideous, or funniest Christmas jumper to work ....
and all you have to do is donate £1.00 to do so. 
It sounds like a great fun idea to me!!
To take part, you need to register at
and Save the Children will send you some 'GReAt Free STuFf' for you to advertise the event in your workplace.
Debbie Bliss has also designed a FREE special knitting pattern to launch the event as well which can be found here for all of us keen knitters out there
there are also 2 other FREE knitting Patterns by TS Ramsden to get 'clicking away on'.
I am looking forward to meeting Debbie and the team from
Save the Children on Thursday.
I will let you know how I get on and tell you all about the event on my return.
Bee x
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