When bexknitwear was asked to be involved with Abbeyfield care homes to be a part of a celebration that would mark the arrival of William and Kate’s new baby you can bet your knee socks we jumped at the chance. It was after the jumper we had a hand in for Radio and TV presenter and singer Aled Jones and of course were grateful to be involved again. Abbeyfield is an amazing charitable organisation, dedicated to improving the care of older people and enhancing their quality of life since 1956. It is our chosen charity and because it counts HRH the Prince of Wales as its Patron the residents have all come together and created this lovely blanket for his highness’s new grandson or granddaughter. Each square was lovingly knitted by the residents in Abbeyfield’s pastel colours of light blue, green, yellow, light orange, pink and white, colours fit for a little prince or princess. What a wonderful time we had meeting the residents of Abbeyfield care homes as we took their hard work and transformed the pieces into the royal blanket. Pulling the whole thing together (in this case quite literally) was going to be the biggest challenge given that we only had five days to sort through the squares, grouping them together due to different thicknesses and sizes and colours that complimented each other perfectly before presenting the complete blanket back to Abbeyfield for the photo shoot and press release soon to be rolled out to the nation. But we did it! Working nonstop we brought the blanket together and delivered it on time. And now it is in the hands of the charities chief executive Natasha Singarayer who says she is looking forward to sending the finished blanket to the new heir. What a great experience for all involved and now we can’t wait for it to be presented…but like the royal couple and the nation behind them, we are waiting for baby to make an appearance. Prince or Princess…with our blanket they are assured a very warm welcome. Madame Clickety Click
In days gone by as we watched our favourite football teams tearing up the pitch, a fervent attempt at getting those few precious points, the only thing that kept us warm on the terraces was a hot pasty and a few mouthfuls of Bovril (other sinister flame rich beverages are available but not nearly as comparable). The familiar sounds of a well worn but soothing footie chant would drift across on a chilled breeze and the sight of a sea of bodies bobbing to their own tribal beat may have been enough to warm the heart but in most cases not the extremities.
Flying the flags of our beloved Football teams is not exclusive to the UK but it sure does feel like it is when we stand shoulder to shoulder amidst a forest of team colours, the beautiful game represented by an abundance of shirts and flags and hats, all wonderfully unique and precious in the eyes of the wearer.
As you know if you are a frequent visitor to our blog, we are always on the lookout for the unique, especially the unique ways in which you want to wear and show off your hand knitted jumpers. Already familiar badges are starting to appear on jumpers around the isle and we should know because we put them there. We’ve stuck a few pics in this post as you may have gleaned.
Okay is it me or is this a great gift for the dedicated followers of that handsome pastime? And what about kitting out the new arrivals in your life. That’s right a kit with a knit, fit for your bouncing baby as they dribble their way through your lives. What a unique way of celebrating your favourite team and of course getting your family on side as it were.
Madame Clickety-Click xx