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2nd March 2010
UPDATE & COMPETITION: Stitchin', Bitchin' and just making sure
...WIN! A set of Exclusive Stitch London badges ... WIN! It's a Stitch Up Yarn and Patterns ... 
... Meeting update ...

Please note: The next S&B London meeting is on WEDNESDAY 3rd of March. There is no meeting tonight. Really. Really really. 

Unexpected news in your Inbox greetings to you


We hope this newsletter finds you well, peering blearily out of your window at the spring sunshine and planning something tasty for lunch.

 
S&B London learners: Free knitting lessons will take place twice a month at S&B London meetings. Check for the Learners Lesson icon next to the meeting title. Questions? See our Learn to Knit and FAQ pages.
 
Please note: Knitting lessons are free but please remember your teachers are volunteers and give them a thank you at the end of the night for giving up their time. Thank-you cake and booze offers are also very much appreciated.

 


WIN STUFF! We're giving away 3 sets of Exclusive S&B London badges. Oooo shiny!
 
Meeting times and dates: We're making sure you realise that this week's London meeting is WEDNESDAY 3rd. It was updated in the last newsletter. The Google calendar is correct too. Some of you are panicking. Stop it! *slaps*
 
WIN MORE STUFF! A reminder that the It's a Stitch Up competition to win shiny yarn and free patterns is still running. You can still win one of five It's a Stitch Up hat patterns or one of two grand prizes of hand-dyed yarn. Quick! Enter!
 
S&B London meeting tip: Pretty please check every newsletter for meeting info. Sometimes venues have to change due to act of God/dog/weather/evil super villians. We also have Google calendar here.
 
Feel like passing on the knitting love? If you fancy trying your hand at teaching you can volunteer as a Stitch Sage and teach at a meeting. You get a lovely exclusive Stitch Sage badge too. See here for more info.

The prize-picking alpaca wants to choose you


PLEASE NOTE: This meeting date is correct. We apologise for not making it clearer in the last newsletter that it had been changed from the previous one.
 
Stitch and show off your Ravelympics projects

Details of the next meeting:
 
You've knit faster than the Japanese bobsleigh team and you've made it over the finish line. Come and relive the glory and the pain! Show off your work over a pint or two, or maybe even sixteen.
 
WEDNESDAY 3rd March
Time:
From 6pm
Venue: The New Moon
88 Gracechurch Street
London
EC3V 0DN
 

Map Website Nearest Tube: Bank, Liverpool Street, Monument
 


Stitch and we won't tell if you eat something you gave up for Lent

Details of the meeting after that:
 
Get your stitch on and sample the delights on offer at S&B London favourite, EV Delicatessen. Go on, have some chocolate cake ...  we won't tell if you don't.
 
TUESDAY 9th March
Time:
From 6pm
Venue:
EV Delicatessen
The Arches
97-99 Isabella Street
London
SE1 8DD
 
Map Website Nearest Tube: Southwark, Waterloo
 



Stitch and looks like we made it (10 more days and it's British SUMMER time!!!)

Details of the meeting after that:
 
THURSDAY 18th March
Time:
From 6pm
Venue: The Royal Festival Hall (Level 2)
Address: South Bank Centre
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX

 
Map Website Nearest Tube: Waterloo, Embankment



COMPETITION: Stitch and shiny shiny badges

It's good to wear your knitting love where people can see it. You stitch and you're proud of it.
 
Now you can shove your knitting love in the face of fellow commuters with our ever so lovely S&B London badges. They're shiny. They're stitchy. They're really rather nice.

We have 3 sets of badges, including an exclusive brand-new painfully cute sheep-based badge designed by Beano artist Gary Northfield and not yet seen on sale anywhere (gasp!), to give away to you.
 
No questions. It's a lucky dip. All you need to do to enter is drop us an email at stitchettes@stitchandbitchlondon.co.uk with:
  • The subject line "I want to shove my knitting love in people's faces
  • Your full name, email address, and contact phone number (if you have one)
The deadline for the competition is Friday 5th March at 10am. The 3 winners will be picked from all entries and notified by email. 

Please note: Offering to make sacrifice goat to us will not help you win the shiny badges. Just email us and cross your digits. Good luck!
 
Competition rules: 1. One entry per person. 2. Competition ends Friday 5th March 2010 at 10am. 4. Winners will be drawn from all correct answers, and notified within 48 hours via email. 5. If winners don’t reply with addresses within two weeks of closing date then new winners will be chosen. 5. No cash alternatives. 6. Prizes can be collected from us or will be posted to the winners.

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COMPETITION: Stitch and hats off to ya! by The Purple Purler

S&B London regular Suzie Blackman, of It's a Stitch Up, is providing  prizes of knitting loveliness.

A budding designer and Stitch Sage, Suzie is giving away five copies of her frankly fabulous new pattern, the Aduki hat. She's also offering two prizes of special hand-dyed yarn to go with the pattern, which she has dyed especially for you... (cue Kylie and Jason!)

Aduki is a slouchy titfer using two contrasting colourways designed to brighten the greyest of winter days, and boy aren't they grey right now!!! It's an easy knit, suitable for anyone familiar with knit and purl. So no excuses, peeps!

Two winners will receive a grand prize of the pattern and a hat's worth of beautiful hand-dyed wool and bamboo blend yarn – one hank in a gorgeous turquoise and the other in a rich red wine. Three runners-up will receive a free PDF pattern via email.

If you're not one of the lucky winners, you buy can the pattern for £2.50 as a PDF download from the designer's website or from Ravelry.

All you need to do is answer the question. We'll throw your answers into the ethereal land of Faery where our magic, mischievous name-picking purling pixies will steal (read  as choose!) the names of five winners.

Which of these is NOT a Winter Olympic sport:
a. Short track speed skating
b. Super Giant Slalom
c. The Ultra Fast Knit combined with the Stuff Cake In Your Mouth Every Third Row

Drop us an email at stitchettes@stitchandbitchlondon.co.uk with:
  • The subject line "I'd take secret knitting enhancers in order to WIN!"
  • Answer A, B or C
  • Your full name, email address, and contact phone number (if you have one)
The deadline for the competition is Monday 8th March at 10am. The 5 winners will be picked from all correct entries, and notified by email within 48 hours. 

Please note: Offering to make us eternally young and beautiful will not help you win Suzie's pattern and yarn. Just pick your answer, email us and we'll let the purling pixies loose. Good luck!
 
Competition rules: 1. One entry per person. 2. Competition ends Monday 8th March 2010 at 10am. 4. Winners will be drawn from all correct answers, and notified within 48 hours via email. 5. If winners don’t reply with addresses within two weeks of closing date then new winners will be chosen. 5. No cash alternatives. 6. Prizes can be collected from us or will be posted to the winners.
 
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We'll let you get back to work now. Or looking for knitting treasure on Ebay. We're babbling away on Twitter or talking about cake on our Ravelry message board if you miss us.
 
Chicks can still join our Race for Life team too. Gents can join us for cake after.

Normal newsletter service resumes next time. For newsletter newbies *waves* you can see the last newsletter here. We apologise in advance for the rantings of Gertrude Woolsworthy.

Watch out for moths, S&B Londoners


The S&B London Stitchettes x

 

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