You like to knit.
You also like to natter (read: gossip. For England).
At Prick Your Finger you’ll do plenty of both. The batty East London boutique is run by best buds Louise Harries and Rachael Matthews: the former is a knitwear designer who’s worked for Hoxton Boutique and Gucci; the latter, co-founder of Cast Off Knitting Club, which weaved woolly chaos around the globe.
Though it’s not new, the store is somewhat undiscovered. In it you’ll find exhaustive knitting paraphernalia, from homespun Welsh yarns and ecoconscious needles to knit-your-own-cigarette kits. It also hosts exhibits and classes, including spinning (get from Sheep to Shoulder in one easy move) and Open Surgery (for unfinished projects that need help).
Simply book in, turn up and get stitching.
That’s stitching, not bitching.
Prick Your Finger, 260 Globe Road, E2 OJD (020 8981 2560 or prickyourfinger.com).