Knitblast the Tenth: here be Lions

The Stitch and Bitch London Knit Crawl for Worldwide Knit in Public Day.

Four iconic London sights.

Four chances to knitblast four iconic London sights.

While Nelson isnt looking

While Nelson isn't looking

Stop four. The final stop. Trafalgar Square under the watchful gaze of Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson and his four lions.

South-East Lion: Gawd blimey I wish these bleedin’ tourists would stop clambering about on me ‘ead. I sit ‘ere all day guardin’ the Vice Admiral and what thanks do I get, ay? Day in, day aht bleedin’ tourists drippin’ ice cream on me barnet. ‘ang about! Woss goin’ on over there? Oi, you! Girlie!

Deadly Knitshade: Umm. Me?

*quickly stands in front of knitblast*

South-East Lion: You know very well I mean you, sunshine. What the bloody ‘ell do you think you’re playin’ at with that pink and blue thing?

Deadly Knitshade: It’s knitting. I’m… errrr… decorating.

*steps out of the way and waves hands at knitblast in hopefully enticing manner*

South-East Lion: Decorrrrating, she says! With a bit of knitting? Would you Adam and Eve it? This is Trafalgar Square, young lady. Not your ‘ouse!

Punk purling going underground

Punk purling going underground

Deadly Knitshade: But it’s Worldwide Knit in Public Day…

*looks at feet*

South-East Lion: I don’t care if it’s Worldwide Pull the Wool Over the bloomin’ Queen Muvver (gawd rest ‘er soul) Day. You get that pink and blue two and eight orf there! That’s the Charring Cross tube station entrance, you toerag!

*Deadly Knitshade looks up with a slightly evil glint in eyes*

Deadly Knitshade: Make me.

South-East Lion: You cheeky bugger!

Deadly Knitshade: *blows raspberry*

South-East Lion: If I wasn’t currently covered in over-excited Japanese tourists makin’ peace signs at the camera I’d bite yer ‘ead off!

Deadly Knitshade: Happy Worldwide Knit in Public Day!

*runs away*

South-East Lion: Oi! Get back ‘ere! *sighs* Bloomin’ graffiti knitters. Back in my day knittin’ stayed in the ‘ome. Admiral Nelson’s gonna ‘ave me guts for garters…


Angry background lion

Angry background lion

(A little help for those who don’t speak English English)


  1. Darth Knitious
    July 24, 2009

    The colors pop, and maaaan do I wish I could get free ice cream drippings. Oh to be statuary. *wist*

    • Deadly Knitshade
      July 24, 2009

      Distract people with yarn and steal their ice creams?

  2. jafabrit
    July 25, 2009

    lol! I loves it!

    • Deadly Knitshade
      July 25, 2009

      Hee hee. Thanks. Don’t let the lions hear you say that. They won’t approve. 🙂

  3. jafabrit
    July 28, 2009

    I am woman hear me roar!!!!!!!! lions with pigeon poo coats don’t scare me.