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KNITTING AT LAST

Whoopdeedoo, we've started knitting at long last. We invited volunteers from the original map knitting way back in 2009 to join us once again to knit the stripey furlongs of the beautiful 1792 map of Brighthelmstone (although if you look at the key, you'll see that the 'l' was omitted).
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TERRIER MAP OF BRIGHTHELMSTONE 1792
Dorothy (left) was the first of the original knitters to show up and we barely recognised each other - five years IS a long time. She made a start on the eastern edge of the Cliff Furlong, next to Dianne who was knitting the First Furlong. Steph introduced herself and got stuck into the Second Furlong.
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Then Margaret joined us - making a total of three of the knitters from five years ago. Sadly, of the original eight, one has died and another has had a stroke.
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Meanwhile Jane wowed visitors as she carded and spun more wool for the map.
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Strictly speaking the above photo belongs in the Spinning section... I'm beginning to regret having split the content on this site. It's all getting far too complicated...
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Margaret and Dorothy knitted all morning - thank you - whilst Ann spun on the great wheel behind them.
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Meanwhile Dianne was so determined to complete the First Furlong, she was like a thing posssesed.
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My daughter arrived and started on the Third Furlong...
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Then Sarah joined usand somehow managed to knit and tweat simultaneously. Fantastic.
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Finally Hedvig and Katy joined us and the baskets of wool began to empty. Many people had offered to buy our yarn - especially the woad blue.
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Ta Da - Dianne finished the First Furlong. Well DONE - a marathon effort and a terrific end to a fantastic day.
Thank you everyone.
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LANTERN FAYRE
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me in the yurt
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Do come and find us on The Level on Sunday as we carry on knitting the Furlongs of the East Laine in our Yurt.


KNITTING ARCHIVE
180812    Twist and Make and the                 Manor Craft Festival.
050312    Intro to Knitting the Map