March Mohair greetings
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.
thought we'd better point out that we’ve shifted venues next
meeting from the Royal George to The Silver Cross. Please take
Don’t be turning up at the George, or you will be cross.
Also on the
18th there is charity knitting going down
and they’re providing the yarn. So go do some good stitching,
yarn swap meeting was a HUGE swappy success, once you all got into
swapping swing of things, with eyelash becoming mohair, reds becoming
blues, and stashes changing colours at the speed of swap.
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
of the next
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
meeting to the The Silver Cross pub by Trafalgar Square. Yay!
Mine’s a pint.
TUESDAY 11TH MARCH
Venue: The Silver Cross
Map Nearest Tube: Charing Cross, Embankment
Details of the
meeting after that:
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.
Time: From 6pm
Venue: National Theatre in the Long Bar
(ground floor main foyer)
Nearest Tube: Waterloo
Details of the
meeting after that:
THURSDAY 27TH MARCH
Venue: EV Delicatessen
Nearest Tube: Southwark
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,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stitch and YouTube Becomes
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
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.
cliffside knitting. It’s
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.
Apparently knitting with them makes men
seductive voices chat you up in piano bars. The camera never
Aknitomy – S&B
London love Grey’s Anatomy,
Crochet – Awful,
awful, awful. Did we mention that
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.
friendly textiles, including Alpaca from UK flocks, recycled yarns,
naturally dyed linen and factory yarn ends, Annie Sherburne’s shop
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
Wharf on your way to an S&B meet up on the South Bank.
rewarding to be able to knit, whilst doing your bit for the
That’s just about all
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
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share your email address with anyone, not even if they ask us nicely
offer us sweet, sweet cake or cashmere. S&B London is a non- profit group and we do
for no payment in our spare time, so please be patient if we make