Cambridge Entanglement

Spotted near King’s College:

knitting cambridge

Always funny how these things happen. Or maybe it is just how my mind works. During the lunch break, after talks by Gary Gibbons, myself, and Roberto Emparan, it sort of stands to reason that I would run into some scene on the streets of Cambridge that was string-themed in some way. knitting cambridgeThese (click for larger) are two architecture students I met tangling up the model of the city with balls of knitting wool/yarn. I liked this immediately, and chatted to them about it. They said that it is for National Knitting Week (who knew?) and they were going to try to “string (or knit) together all of Cambridge” as part of their celebrations.

“And well, why knot?”, I asked myself*, as I walked on my way.



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5 Responses to Cambridge Entanglement

  1. Richard says:

    This is a little odd but are you the person who took a picture of the students making lace outside the lecture theatre where the memorial conference took place?

  2. Clifford says:

    Yes… I’ll confess to that. I will post that picture shortly… were you one of the students? Tell us more about what you/they were up to… it was great!


  3. Richard says:

    I was one of the students, yeah (I was furthest away from you, I think). We were bobbin lacemaking. My friends and I went to the first meeting of term because we were intrigued by it and we’ve decided to keep at it. Most of the people there were learning and making a lace snake (although not with as many colours as that one).

    It’s a very relaxing pastime as long as you don’t make a mistake without realising and later have to untangle several lines to go back and fix it.

  4. Clifford says:

    Great! How on earth did you find this site I wonder? Email meand discuss offline if you like. you can also give me a link to the society’s website…

    I’ll post the picture very soon…..


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