In The Knit Garden

It’s what all the best-dressed developers’ hordings are wearing this season – jolly crocheted flowers in gay seasonal shades. For several hundred yards round the west side of the Peninsula on the Thames Path it’s a veritable catwalk of what’s in for the urban runway this fall.

Take this delightful tree-snood, for example – perfect for keeping out those autumn chills, or for when the winter winds really whistle round the lower trunk region, the all-in-one:


I particularly like the lamp-post cosies (the one in the background’s splendid)

- they remind me a little of a campaign I saw in Sydney once to try to get people to wear condoms:

but being an uniformed Phantom I don’t know who the designer is. Is it part of British Fashion Week? (Is it me or does it always seem to be British ¬†Fashion Week, whatever the time of year?)

Jamie, who took these pictures, hasn’t got a clue, either. Will someone put us out of our misery? The Pelton Knitting Group, perhaps? ¬†In the meanwhile, thank you to whoever it is who’s been busy with the needles.

It’s people like you that make Greenwich unique and give us a new perspective on things that up to now have had a rather less positive image:

 


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Thames Path knitwear 6
Thames Path knitwear 6

Thames Path Knitwear 2 Jamie
Thames Path Knitwear 2 Jamie

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Thames Path Kintwear 1 Jamie

Thames Path Kintwear 1 Jamie
Thames Path Kintwear 1 Jamie

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Thames Path Knitwear 7 Jamie
Thames Path Knitwear 7 Jamie

Thames Path Knitwear 4
Thames Path Knitwear 4

Thames Path Knitwear 4
Thames Path Knitwear 4

Thames Path Knitwear 3 Jamie
Thames Path Knitwear 3 Jamie

Thames Path Knitwear 5
Thames Path Knitwear 5


7 Comments to “In The Knit Garden”

  1. Esther Malvern says:

    It could be a member of your local http://knitthecity.com/ group :) wonderful!

  2. Mary says:

    Well I would be grateful for whoever it is if they contacted me marymillsmmmmm@aol.com – that looks something which needs to be more widely known – and a few other things. Looks great.

  3. Benedict says:

    Its one of the hardest fashion combos to carry off succesfully a Snood topped off by a Toque……..well done GGK (Greenwich Geurilla Knitter)

  4. Natalie says:

    It’s called yarn bombing! I have a few suspicions of who was responsible and I’m very gutted somebody did Greenwich before I got the chance. ;)

  5. Capability Bowes says:

    Its the Guerilla Knitters! I saw something on the news about them about six months ago, I think. When you cannot Guerilla Garden because the growing season is coming to an end, put down your trowel and take up your knitting needles!

  6. Oldchina says:

    Ha, amazing. I know exactly who’s responsible. Glad the Phantom has featured this, I love it :)

  7. Kicki says:

    There was a handwritten label on the green lawn with bees and flowers saying “Guerrilla Knitters Greenwich” on it.

    The lawn was next to the sky and sun, seems it had already been knicked by the time you got there!