During the wee hours of Friday morning, a group of knitting and crochet fanatics roamed the streets of Leicester, bombing landmark buildings and statues...with glorious yarn! All in the name of kick-starting Dave’s Leicester comedy festival and bringing a smile to people’s faces, which it absolutely achieved. If you’re on Twitter, search #cheekyknitting if you fancy reading people's reactions and seeing loads more photos.
Sadly, because of work on Friday morning I was
Luckily, other people put a tremendous amount of effort into it and their beautiful creations seriously helped to brighten up some of Leicester’s city centre landmarks.
Buildings targeted included the Leicester City Council, the Leicester Mercury’s HQ and the Highcross shopping centre
And some of Leicester's well-known statues got a makeover too
Sporting Success statue (photo by Neil Goodall)
Now, I'm aware this next bit may sound totally biased of me, but I think that some of the best pieces out there were made by two of my very talented friends.
Bollard covers - the red & blue one was made by A Krafty Kat, Cedric and the other green & pink one were made by Amy Goodall
Amy also made this vine with flowers which adorned The Leicester Seamstress statue
(photos by Amy Goodall)
If you haven’t, I strongly recommend jumping at the opportunity to join in. Yes, it is precious time away from working on projects for yourself, but it’s so exciting knitting on the sly and being involved in something bigger! And it’s totally worth it for the colourful outcome and to see people taking time out of their busy lives to stop, take a closer look and have a giggle!