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TooCircular
04-25-2009, 12:10 PM
Here's a clip along with an article about a knitted village that is for sale. Wild!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/kent/8016362.stm



Jan

MoniDew
04-25-2009, 12:14 PM
I'm going to file this in my "people who have way too much time on their hands" catagory... yeah.

TooCircular
04-25-2009, 12:27 PM
Here is another link with pictures:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/kent/8017645.stm

ArtLady1981
04-25-2009, 01:29 PM
Crazy but cool! I noted that it was made by a group of knitters!
Well, that's neat! If they sell it, the proceeds will prolly fund their charity. Most knitter groups seem to work on big projects for their favorite charity.

My LYS was working on a PINK "Great American Aran Arghan" for the Breast Cancer Research charity.

Thanks for posting this most interesting knitted village!!!

TooCircular
04-25-2009, 02:36 PM
My pleasure, ArtLady! Glad you enjoyed it. It makes me happy to contribute to the forum as I've learned so much from you and so many of the other posters.

:)
Jan

Jan in CA
04-25-2009, 02:39 PM
I'm going to file this in my "people who have way too much time on thier hands" catagory... yeah.

:lol:

Cool, but wow... that must have taken forever.

Chrysee
04-25-2009, 02:51 PM
It says it took 23 years? wow

luvmykid28
04-27-2009, 02:34 PM
I'm going to file this in my "people who have way too much time on their hands" catagory... yeah.

That is exactly what I was thinking when I looked at the video.LOL

Sunshine's Mom
04-27-2009, 03:26 PM
I liked how some of the cars were almost as big as the buildings they were in front of.

OffJumpsJack
04-27-2009, 03:58 PM
I liked how some of the cars were almost as big as the buildings they were in front of.

Well a Mini-Cooper or a SmartCar would otherwise require micro-knitting, wouldn't it? ;)

Or perhaps those cars were misshaped Hummers? :doh:

Knitting_Guy
04-27-2009, 09:43 PM
Well a Mini-Cooper or a SmartCar would otherwise require micro-knitting, wouldn't it? ;)

Or perhaps those cars were misshaped Hummers? :doh:
:rofl::rofl:

OffJumpsJack
04-28-2009, 08:58 AM
Well a Mini-Cooper or a SmartCar would otherwise require micro-knitting, wouldn't it? ;)

Or perhaps those cars were misshaped Hummers? :doh:

:rofl::rofl:

Sorry Mason, they definitely were not articulated lorries (Trucks/Big-rigs/Semi's)

(Now off to post the last five Terms used around the world (http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1226278) thread.)

imrachel
04-28-2009, 12:19 PM
I'm going to file this in my "people who have way too much time on their hands" catagory... yeah.

All joking aside, art is art, and one could argue that every painting, scupture, poem, song or symphony is for those "who have way too much time on their hands". All cultures for all time have found ways to creatively express and explain their experiences and environment and I think it's amazing that these older women quietly spent all of those years creating a replica of their extended home. It's an amazing 3D map of their town and life. I love this thing, and I love that they did it.

Shandeh
05-02-2009, 01:29 AM
I love how they describe people coming to look at the village, finding things they recognize...."There's my home, but where's my cat?" :wink:

OffJumpsJack
05-04-2009, 08:52 AM
I love how they describe people coming to look at the village, finding things they recognize...."There's my home, but where's my cat?" :wink:


"Your cat was probably chasing the knitters wool." Don't you think? :)

TooCircular
05-04-2009, 03:16 PM
Here's another clip from the BBC news where a few ladies are being interviewed
about the project. The "kniteo" also has a lot of close-ups of the village.

http://www.truveo.com/Knitted-village-goes-up-for-sale/id/1589921688

On May 16 the Afternoon Club will be giving the villagers the opportunity to purchase
the pieces.

Oh blast, I wish I could be there!
Jan