Archive | September 2012

Watch this space…..

We’d like to say a huge thank you to everybody who got involved for making The Great Sandwich Pic-Knit such a fun and successful project! If you left your sandwich with us and are wondering what will become of it then watch this space!  The plan is to tour our humble exhibition of sandwiches around other museums nationally and perhaps further afield.  If you know a museum in your area which might be interested then please let us know.  Just call 01947 601900 or email and speak to Holly or Pete.

In the meantime, this blog is likely to go a bit quiet for now, but we’re not saying goodbye, just hasta manana!  If any knitters would like to get in touch at any time then use the contacts above – we look forward to hearing from you!


Great Sandwich Pic-Knit Finale & Prize-Giving!

Phew, what a day on Saturday! Dr Annie Shaw certainly had her work cut out judging all those fantastic entries.  After 2 hours of deliberation, the results are as follows:

Best Knitted sea-food or sea creature:

1st – ‘Fisherman’s Butty’, Eileen Shone of Whitby

2nd – Giant Green octopus, Frances Quantrille of Castleton

3rd – Tiny Prawn, Aelfleda Pybus of Sandsend

Best Technical Ability:

1st – Conch shell, Roger K. Newton of Manchester.

2nd – Hamm & lettuce crochet sandwich, Lynne Glazzard of Glaisdale

3rd – ‘An octopus’ Picnic’, Delphine Jasmin-Belisle of Whitby

Most Creative filling or topping:

1st – Great British Summer Sandwich, Miriam Shone of Whitby

2nd – Gully the Seagull, Philly Collings of Leeds.

3rd – Langoustine and BBQ prawn skewer, Julie Anderson of Bristol.

Tastiest Looking Sandwich:

1st – Egg, Beetroot and Ham, Gillian Lamb of New Zealand

2nd – Sausage and Mustard, Bobby walker of Whitby

3rd – Breakfast Butty, Muriel Ikin of Statford-upon-Avon

Well done all of you – we hope you enjoyed the prizes and knitted rosettes! A selection of photos below, for more visit Captain Cook Memorial Museum on Facebook!

3 more pretty sea-creatures

The museum will be a veritable aquarium tomorrow with all these wonderful sea-creatures! Roger K Newton has been at it again with his crochet hook, creating this exquisite trio of conche shell, coral and oyster! Thank you again Roger, good luck for the competition!

Trio of sea-creatures: conche shell, coral and oyster by Roger K Newton.


Giant Green Octopus

Back in April, the Great Sandwich PicKnit ran a jolly workshop called ‘How to Knit an Octopus’ with Janina Emery.  Many wonderful sea-creatures were created, not least this fantastic giant green character with stripey tentacles knitted by Frances aged 12.  Frances finished her octopus just in time for the judging tomorrow – well done Frances, fingers-crossed for you!

Giant Green Stripey Octopus by Frances, aged 12.

An Octopus’ Picnic

As the finale approaches, the entries have been pouring in! Marvel at this beautifully crafted piece of crochet by Delphine Jasmin-Belisle entitled ‘An Octopus’ Picnic’!  One hungry little octopus with curling tentacles devours a leafy-green sandwich astride a piece of fishing-net!  We love the combined sea-creature and sandwich theme. Well done Delphine – what a beauty!

An Octopus’ Picnic by Delphine Jasmin-Belisle.


Pink Salmon Oven Bottom

Just in time for the competition finale on Saturday, we have received this adorable Pink Salmon Oven Bottom hand-crocheted by ‘That Roger’ (Roger K Newton).  Well done and thank you Roger, we will add your crochet creation to the display and look forward to meeting you on Saturday – don’t forget, the display will be unveiled at 1pm!

Crochet Pink Salmon Oven Bottom by Roger K Newton.


Last call for sandwiches…..

Mrs Julia Penniston of bakersfield in Nottingham has got these two little beauties (egg & tomato and cheese & lettuce) just in time! We’ll add these to the display ready for Dr Annie Shaw, chief sandwich judge, to inspect all next Saturday! Not got yours to us yet? There’s just one week to go, and some great prizes to be won! Many thanks Julia!

Egg & Tomato and Cheese & Lettuce by Mrs Julia Penniston of Nottingham.