Archive | September 2011

Competition time

Calling all you knitters – we need your sarnies – there are prizes to be won!

Here at The Great Sandwich Pic-Knit we have decided to reward the efforts of our hard-working contributors by offering some fantastic prizes in exchange for your knitted sandwiches.  The sarnies will be judged by our independent board of celebrity-guest knitters who will take in to consideration a range of factors.  Creativity and imagination are sure to be highly prized so do something wacky – be it sea-cucumbers, fish & chip butties or whatever takes your fancy!

The prize-giving ceremony will be held at the museum next Spring,  so you’ve got plenty of time to dust off your needles.  What could be a better way to spend the cold winter months in Whitby?  Want more information – come and see us at the museum – the sandwiches will be on show until we close at the end of October.

Dr Annie Shaw

Celebrity Judge Knitter - Dr. Annie Shaw


Pic-Knit Launch Day – a stunning success!

Thank you to everyone who took part in our launch-day on Saturday – the event was well attended by knitters of all ages, making for a lovely atmosphere (enough to make you feel all warm inside).  Here are the highlights captured on camera, including Dr Annie Shaw’s amazing Whitby sandwiches, stuffed with found objects from Whitby beaches and smelling pleasantly of the seaside.  Annie has very kindly offered to return to the museum and judge the sandwiches for our prize-giving event next year – details coming soon!

Knitters hard at work.

Our sandwich display!

Annie's Sea Sandwiches

A nice nod to the 4th Earl.



Fried egg ‘open sandwich’

Mrs Pat Gilmont is a lady who’s not afraid to stray from a pattern.  As well as this cracking cheese & tomato, she has knitted a super fried egg ‘open sandwich’, or perhaps a fried egg on toast, or even a croque-madame – what do you think?  An extra thank you to Pat for her knitting tips on Saturday – much appreciated!

fried egg

Classic cheese & tomato and not-so-classic fried-egg 'open sandwich' - Mrs Pat Gilmont

A crochet creation

Lynne Glazzard handed us our first crochet sandwich, just in time to add to our pic-knit launch day display.  Thank you Lynne!

P.S. I have a super pattern for a crochet sandwich, if you or anyone else would care to try it out?


Lynne's very posh looking bacon and watercress sandwich - delicious!

Great Sandwich Pic-Knit on Yorkshire Coast Radio!

Yorkshire Coast Radio’s Richard Griffin was utterly bemused by our knitting project, so I went along to the studio yesterday to tell him all about it.  If you missed it, listen again on Richard’s blog: . Thanks Richard!

Perfectly formed

Two perfectly formed little sarnies from Lesley Storr – one cheese, one ham, on white bread with the crusts cut off – heaven!

Ham on white, cheese on white - Lesley Storr

Ham on white, cheese on white - Lesley Storr


Wool wonderful wool

An extra special thank you goes out to both Bobbins knitting emporium on Church St, and to Save the Children, Flowergate for generously donating wool for the project launch this Saturday.  Bobbins gave us a bag-load absolutely free whilst Save the Children allowed us to rummage in their store-room for specially selected lettuce-greens and mustard-yellows.   Thanks to the lovely people at these two retailers, we shall have sandwiches a plenty come Saturday!