Saturday, 21 November 2009

Knitting Worms

That's what I'm doing at the moment - knitting worm scarves for a local illustrator and author of a new children's book. How exciting. You can read more about the book here. The illustrations are amazing, full of little creatures that buzz around every page alongside the main characters. The story deals with bullying and friendship and is great for children of all ages.

Waldo the Worm lives happily in his magical, colourful world. However, there is just one thing wrong, two jealous snails called Kelly and Shelly who are a little bit mean to poor Waldo come along. But one day when disaster strikes, Waldo becomes a hero and save the day.

The author and illustrator saw my knitted cakes and asked me if I was interested in designing a Waldo scarf. So at the moment I'm frantically knitting a batch for a local craft fair in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, next Saturday 28th. November.

But, disaster struck when I couldn't get hold of the yarns I needed and had to find substitutes, which was really time consuming. I'm back on track I think, and hope to have them finished by Saturday with no doubt a few late nights thrown in.

My little boy loves Waldo and was fascinated by the illustrations and characters in the book, which are amazing. Waldo has his own website www.waldotheworm.co.uk where you can read more about the characters and the author and you can purchase the book and three different badge packs. They'd make a really great xmas pressie.......

1 comment:

HookandScumble said...

Hello, What a lovely blog and I'm partticuarly looking forward to seeing your knitted worms once finished ! Pop by some time for a bit of crochet therapy when you've time :)