Wooly Wanderers

Every now and then the Knit The City yarn corps come across a fabulous little piece of London history that we just have to scream about.  The ancient law involving sheep and London Bridge was just one of these.  The law states that any freemen of London can exercise their right to herd their sheep across the bridge and dates back to 1237.  You can read more about Freedom of the City here.

So, with our newly crafted sheep and a guardian journalist in tow (in ode to the first National Wool Week), we headed down to the bridge  on Sunday 10th October and excercised our rights to drive our (knitted) sheep across the bridge.

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I made 3 of the sheep that wondered over the bridge that day…

Wobbly Walter.

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Poor old Walter’s legs are a little wobbly.  Whether its from all the beer he’s consumed in honour of the impending wool week or for some other reason he wont let on.

Purling Paula

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She loves to knit presents for her friends out of her ever growing carpet of wool adorning her back.  Rather handily it grows in an array of colours so she doesn’t even need to dye it before she knits with it.

Giant Glowing Gloria (also known as the ATAT sheep!)

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Giant Gloria, unlike Wobbly Walter was blessed with a good set of sturdy legs, its just a little unfortunate that they are so long, which in turn causes many to comment about her likeness to an AtAt from Star Wars, but then there aren’t many sheep like her.  After all its quite a rarity to find a sheep that glows in the dark!

 

It was sad to leave them, but they all seemed content to join in with their new friends and go onto live a new life on the other side of the bridge.

 

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You can see the full Guardian article here.

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