The prosecco was flowing and the pimms was circulating...

...and the cake!  Oh so much cake...

So much food

Look at those adorable button cakes made by Jen!

Buttons!

And beautiful freshly cut flowers by Simone... (from her garden. She didn't just steal them. Well, I don't think so anyway...)

Flowers!

...and we even managed to do some knitting!

Busy Knitting

 At times it even looked like those who were knitting and crocheting were taking it quite seriously...

Bev Knitting

Karen Knitting

We even had people learning to knit and crochet...

Knitting Class

In action in the class...

And despite the fact that the weather was simply gross (you know that awful fine drizzle that makes you wetter than if you had been out in a torrential downpour? Well that, but with a sideways wind...) we even managed some yarnboming...

Bombs away...

It was really cold... but we soldiered on, for all of about half an hour...

Cold yarn bombing

And the knit-a-longs and crochet-a-longs were really popular. We were continuing with our making of hats and blankets for local hospitals for the NICU wards, as well as starting on making Twiddlemuffs - a really great idea, where you make a sleeve to fit over the patients arm. They are designed for patients with Dementia, as it stops them fiddling with their canulas - and instead they fiddle with whatever you have attached to the Twiddlemuff.

Hard at work making a twiddlemuff

We used the following pattern, but there are now loads out there if you have a google:

Knitting Pattern

and I found this crochet pattern here:

Crochet Pattern

They grow really quickly!

Happy with their Twiddlemuffs

And then, well... it just started to go downhill really...

I'm off...

Simone is wobbling...

Both of them are definitely off...

Yup, almost gone...

Lost it...

 

Mass hysteria set in!  I blame Simone and Bev personally. Pauline tried to take control, and Angela just abandoned us. But the more we tried to stop laughing, the worse it got. And then I got stuck in that gap. Brilliant. It took 3 ladies to haul me out...

 

Bring on next years' Worldwide Knit in Public Day I say!

 

Sam x