Knitter natter, pitter patter - that's the sound of 620,000
behatted smoothies, squeezies and veg pots making their woolly way
to a Sainsbury's near you.
Okay, so that's not an actual representation of the sound of
bottles being delivered to stores but budget sound affects aside,
Knit goes live this week.
To celebrate the sixth year of this crocheted campaign (and to
keep that Halloween feeling going that little bit longer), Gurdeep
organised a massive game of Knitted Mummies.
We say organsied.
He also invented, devised and orchestrated the whole affair.
Here's how to play if you've got a spare half hour and 200 balls
of wool kicking about.
What you need
Loads of wool
A captive audience (preferably first thing on a Monday
Some wannabe mummies
A novelty charity single
Step 1: Assign each team as many balls of wool
as they can carry and make them each nominate a mummy dummy.
Step 2: Allow them to cast on/tie the wool to
their mummy but do not let the winding commence until the song has
Step 3: Give them the duration of the Big
Knit Choir's Christmas single There's No One Quite Like
Grandma to completely wrap their team mate in wool.
Extra points for woollen boxing gloves and novelty hats
Step 4: Find a genuine mummy-to-be to judge the
final line up (thanks, Judge Emma G)
Step 5: Award prizes appropriately.
The Mumrah Award for most Unrecognisable Mummy: Caroline
Special Commendation for Double Wrap Tag Team: Mav and Steve
Special 40th Birthday Mummy Prize: Daverah
Step 6: Unravel your mummies, wind all the wool
back into neat balls and put it all back in the lorry you nicked it
The Big Knit is instore from this week for all of November so if
you fancy a fast wool-n-fruit fix, get yourself down your local
Sainsbury's and bag your self some proper Big Knit bounty