Thoughts from author: kate at innocent

the race is on for the christmas number 1...


"Grandma, we love you, Grandma, we do..."

If you love Grandma too, then get down your local Age Concern shop and grab a copy of the innocent Big Knit choir single for yourself/your gran/the whole family.It's for charity after all.

You can see all of the behind the scenes footage when you click this link or download a copy here on iTunes.

We really want this to get to Number 1 so that we can raise as much money as possible for Age Concern and Help the Aged. So download or buy your copy NOW.

oh christmas tree, oh christmas tree...

Christmas is coming, woop woop.

Christmas cards, mince pies, fairy lights, pressies, baubles and duh duh de duh the beloved Christmas tree. The centre piece to your lounge, the twinkling lights, tinsel, the smell, candy canes, carpet covered in needles. Everybody loves a Christmas tree, decorating its teardrop shape to the sound of Bing Crosby, sipping mulled wine, trying to figure out where on earth you put the fairy from last year, chestnuts roasting on an open fire etc etc.

The Jardine family have created a wonderful and joyous video of their very own innocent tree dressing.

Well done for an amazing film, great production, acting and special effects.

hamsters, dogs, cats and brilliant hats

We asked you what you use your hats and warmers for once purchased from le Sainsbury's.

We really have had some beauties, including babies donning warmers for head bands and grown women, yes grown women, using the little hats as ear muffs.

We really thought we had seen it all. Then these arrived.

Oh my. ronan
Ronan the hamster looks dashing in his hat and the pink really sets off his eyes.


Smudge the cat looks irresistable in his very "en vogue" snood. Wouldn't you agree?

And, as for these two cheeky chappies or chapesses, there really are very few words to describe their wooly look.


Very professional modeling. Stern, rigid, alert.

You can vote for your favourite animal snap by leaving a comment to the blog, the winner will receive a case of smoothies.

Eeek/woof/meow for now.

there really is no-one quite like grandma...


You may have heard by now that we here at innocent have just released a charity single to support this years Big Knit... hoorah I hear you cry. The innocent Big Knit choir's charity single "There's no-one quite like Grandma" is NOW available on iTunes. It's a meer 79p (the price of 2 apples or half a sandwich) and all of the money raised will go to the Big Knit charities, Age Concern and Help the Aged.

Download your copy from iTunes today (and maybe one for your nan to). We are of course gunning for that Christmas No.1 spot - giving Simon Cowell a run for his money - so every download counts.

You can also watch the music video below, with the very lovely June Whitfield and Age Concern Camden's infamous, Carmen, Beryl and Jeane.

We had a quite a day when the actual, real life choir came to visit us in Fruit Towers this weeks - fresh from a live performance in London's Regents Park. There was a lot of excitement, especially for those of us who remebered St Winifred's School Choir the first time around.


Don't they all look lovely in their pink cardigans? So please get involved and buy your single now, think of it as an early Christmas present from you to Age Concern and Help the Aged.

hat of the week...

It's 'hat time of the week again (see what we did there?)

Time for the brilliant hat of the week, where you get choose the creme of a crop of our favourite creative little hats.

This week the creative knitters are merriwen2009 (Green Monster) and urban loiterer (Beardy man).


Monster Face

Beard Face

We're having a couple of issues with our clever survey making thingy at the moment so this week's voting is the old school way.

To let us know which hat you think deserves to win 'Hat of the Week', please leave a comment to this post.

Then we'll tally up the votes and announce the winner next week.

Put that in your pipe and smoke it, Survey Tool Making Thing.