Friday, 7 October 2011

Stitch London?

On Wednesday evening I took a lovely walk across Hungerford Bridge to the Royal Festival Hall...

RFH

...well to be accurate, Foyles Bookshop which is under the RFH, for my friend DeadlyKnitShade's book launch. It was pretty exciting, so much so that the Queen and her corgies came too.
The Queen Came too
Lauren's book, Stitch London, is inspired by and based on London and is packed full of quirky knits which capture the knitterly side of our fabulous city. Here's the author busy signing her book

Author signing

and giving a speech, in which we all cheered the marvellous news that Lauren has been cancer free for five years. Not a bad way to celebrate not being dead.

Speech

The cakes were ace, decorated with balls of yarn and tiny knitting needles, they tasted good too. I must admit I still don't have a copy of Lauren's book but it is so much fun with great photos and of course the projects. You even get yarn to knit your own pigeon. Coo.

Cakey Clare
Cake & Clare aka DragonflyKnit

Part of the money from Lauren's book is going to Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, to help fight the horrible disease that put Deadlyknitshade out of action for so long, so if you buy her book you are also helping to kick cancer up the arse. Not bad, eh.

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