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10th March 2008

Stitchin', Bitchin' and Watching till Your Eyes are Square

Balham Baby Knitting... Venue Change ... London Eco Yarns ... YouTube Knitting ... Next Meeting

Mad March Mohair greetings

We hope this newsletter finds you well, that you didn’t drop a single stitch when the earth moved for you (us stitchers are made of stronger stuff), and that you are looking forward to the shearing of those spring lambs for a bit of stash swelling.

We thought we'd better point out that we’ve shifted venues next meeting from the Royal George to The Silver Cross. Please take note. Don’t be turning up at the George, or you will be cross.  

Also on the 18th there is charity knitting going down in Balham, and they’re providing the yarn. So go do some good stitching, people.


The yarn swap meeting was a HUGE swappy success, once you all got into the swapping swing of things, with eyelash becoming mohair, reds becoming blues, and stashes changing colours at the speed of swap.

At Leon we probably ate far too much pecan pie, and welcomed in a few newbies, who also ate pie. Mmm pie.

Stitch and Tipsy – CHANGE OF VENUE 

Details of the next meeting: 

Change of plans from the Royal George this week, but we would not want to deprive all you lovely S&B Londoners of the chance to sample a beverage or two whilst working on your latest WIP! Thus, we have relocated this week’s meeting to the The Silver Cross pub by Trafalgar Square. Yay! Mine’s a pint. 

From 6pm
Venue: The Silver Cross
33 Whitehall

Map Nearest Tube: Charing Cross, Embankment

Stitch and Oozing Culture 

Details of the meeting after that: 

We return to one of our favourite spots on the South Bank, the National Theatre, to soak up the off-stage atmosphere, sample pre-performance live music, and inspire all the theatre darlings with our knitting escapades.  

From 6pm
Venue: National Theatre in the Long Bar (ground floor main foyer)
South Bank

Map Website Nearest Tube: Waterloo

Stitch and Deli-cious Delights 

Details of the meeting after that: 

From 6pm
Venue: EV Delicatessen
The Arches
97-99 Isabella Street

Map Website Nearest Tube: Southwark

Stitch and Balham Baby Knits 

Don’t you just love knitting for babies? So much quicker than knitting for a whole grown up person. If you do, and you’d like to do a bit for charity along with it, then a baby knitting event might be right up your street.

The Duke of Devonshire Pub in Balham is hosting a knitting event to raise money for the baby unit at St. George’s Hospital. As if the thought of knitting cute baby booties and mitts wasn’t tempting enough, the pub will also be providing free wine, free soft drinks, and a limited supply of yarn!  

To take part in this charity event all you have to do is turn up at:

The Duke of Devonshire, 39 Balham High Road, Balham, London, SW12 9AN on Tuesday 18th March 2008 from 6pm.

For more info email

Stitch and YouTube Becomes YarnTube 

YouTube, people. When books just don’t cut it, when it’s three a.m. and you really can’t justify waking up your mum/grandmother/knitty comrade to demand they come round and show you what “knit into the front and back of the stitch” actually means, YouTube is how-to knitting in your face at the touch of a button.

It doesn’t stop there though. We dug up a few YouTube yarn-flavoured gems to show you that knitting is alive, well, and shaking it in front of the camera.

The Last Knit – Obsessional cliffside knitting. It’s you. You know it is.

Hollywood S&B – A bit like us. But with louder clothes, bigger glasses, and a dose of parental shame at the end.

Knit Lite Needles – Apparently knitting with them makes men with seductive voices chat you up in piano bars. The camera never lies.

Grey’s Aknitomy – S&B London love Grey’s Anatomy, they knit.

Knitting vs Crochet – Awful, awful, awful. Did we mention that it’s awful?

Stitch and Eco Knitting 

Now for all you ecologically minded knitters out there, a wonderful yarn shop has been spotted by one of our S&B Londoners.

Selling environmentally friendly textiles, including Alpaca from UK flocks, recycled yarns, naturally dyed linen and factory yarn ends, Annie Sherburne’s shop of delights is located on the South shore of the Thames, by the Oxo Tower.

Annie, award winner and graduate of Fashion and Art & Design, is a pioneer of felt making and has been incorporating environmentally friendly materials into her design work for 10 years. You can pick up a variety of these fabulous yarns at her shop, as well as one of her award winning rugs.

So, check out her website and pop along to her shop at Gabriel’s Wharf on your way to an S&B meet up on the South Bank.

How rewarding to be able to knit, whilst doing your bit for the environment?

That’s just about all the multi-coloured threads of stuff and things we can untangle for you this time. We’ll get spinning the rest, you just keep stitching, keep reading, and keep on clicking. 

Happy knitting, S&B London lovelies. 

The S&B London Stitchettes x


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