A new project is beginning! This one combines many elements that are important to me: knitting, community, story and coffee.
Our local cafe, Red Box Coffee, decided that it wanted some new table-number signs to give to customers when they ordered at the counter. I have been meeting with friends to knit together over coffee in Red Box for years now, so I was delighted when they asked me about their new table number plan. Would I be able to knit 16 small red jumpers with white numbers on them to fit on the beer bottles?
To me this was not only a local and rather entertaining comission, it was also an opportunity to practise my design, illustration and story-telling skills all in one go. Each jumper will be a different design, each will have it’s own tale to tell and each will be modelled by a different character. How much fun is that?
So here we go. I have my project basket ready with a selection of red yarn, my notions and needles, and of course an empty beer bottle to dress. Each design and story will be posted here in my blog, two per week for the next eight weeks. The original jumpers themselves will appear on bottles in Red Box cafe, working hard to unite you and your coffee order. Why not follow us along the journey? It’s going to be a blast.