Mad about knitting? Size up these top tips for throwing a spectacular Mad Knitter’s party
“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Since featuring the Autumn knitted caplet and cowl duo by Fiona Goble in Mollie Makes 44 we’ve been on the hunt for the most far-fetched knitting party ideas. We’re curious to see what a Mad Knitter’s themed tea party would look like, aren’t you? We rounded up these ultra crazy patterns, projects and wildly exaggerated knitting images. Let our top ten picks fuel your imagination!
Prepare yourself for a whole world of peculiar knitting…
1. Invitation only
You have a theme, now it’s time to festoon your pad in woolly curiosities! Via blog.haikje.nl
3. Seating plan
Well, not so much seating plan but planning the seating. Here’s an upcycled IKEA chair cosy pattern by Knits for Life – comfy.
4. Get bizarro knitting needles
…or settle for limb knitting
5. Entertain us
Entertainment is crucial. Apart from your knitting needle stash (as mentioned above), your guests will expect to be amused. Introducing the knitting clock: the timepiece that busts out a scarf in 365 days – chucklesome. Via littlebigpants.typepad.com
6. Sort the transport
Make haste! Book a joyride in a yarn-a-van! Via knitcronomicon.tumblr.com
7. Hit the decks
You can’t host a party without party tunes. Scratch the turnies with the best DJ set, ever! © mvenables.com
8. Dress to impress
9. Get your hair did
10. Serve the tea
Forget the China. At this shindig only the best fibre tea set will do.
Subscribers, lookout for the simple tea cosy pattern in Mollie Makes 45 (Subs Club section). Expect your copy early on 19 September 2014.