|Stitchin', Bitchin' and Running Like a Wild Thing||21st February 2007
Smooth Cashmerino-Covered Greetings
to You People of the Knit
Due to general Stitch and Creative
Show chaos this is going to be a short but sweet newsletter this week.
Don’t hate me for it!
In Lion Scarf news this week we have received scarf from Florida, Alaska, Wales and our third Australian bit. Not to mention an entire huge box from Julie and friends at Banyan Tree Yarns , and some more from all you London knitters. The stories are coming in thick and fast too (see the blog for more the stories so far) and we have roared through the £1000 mark too!
Thanks to everyone who is splashing the donation page around like cheap wine. For those who aren’t, but want to it’s at www.justgiving.com/londonlionscarf. And don’t forget anyone who sponsors get thrown into the Free Draw to win a Lion Scarf too.
The deadline for London patches
has been extended a tad, so you now have until the 11th of March to
knit your bit. There will be a Lion Scarf Social in mid-March for a
bit of sewing together. We’ll keep you posted. And we have a provisional
date for the event too! The lions should be being warmed on the morning
of the 20th and we would love to see any of you who bunk work come and
join us. Tell your boss you have a lion to warm!
Next meeting we are back on
the South Bank. We won’t be making Spaniards cry (though there are
some in the group and we can’t be held responsible for their reactions
to dropped stitches), Spanish Streams of Tears is the name of the performance
that is on in the Hall that evening. So grab yourself a chair, jam yourself
into a full table, hum along to the music wafting in from the main hall,
and start knitting (and bitching if you like).
Nearest tube: Charing Cross, Embankment
Details of the meeting after next:
Thursday 8th MarchTime: From 6 PM
Venue: The Silver Cross
Address: 33 Whitehall
Phone: 020 7930 8350
Nearest tube: Charing Cross, Embankment, Westminster
S&B London are very, very busy this week. We are running the Knit and Relax area at Excel’s London Stitch & Creative Hobby Crafts Show (22 - 24 February 2007).
We will be there with:
Admission £9 for adults (£8 for concessions). Accompanied children under the age of 16 free.
We have been utterly amazed this week by not one, but two mentions of knitting whilst walking/running. Is it possible? According to the internet it is.
You can buy one of these:
GoKnit Pouches – Clip it onto your belt (or your bum bag full of knitting accessories and crochet hook for when you drop a stitch doing hurdles), chuck your yarn into it and run! Run we say! What next? A tiny umbrella for your knitting? Hmm…
And just to prove that we are not lying about this new craze here is some proof.
Knitting and Running!- The fabulous Susie Hewer is running whilst knitting and all for charity! She is raising money for the Alzheimer's Research Trust in memory of her mum. The woman runs and knits!
She plans to knit whilst running the London marathon too! Our knitted hats are well and truly off to her.
Well we said it would be a
short one. Hope there is enough to keep you going till next week. Drop
in and see us at Excel this weekend if you fancy it, stop by the message
board if you are looking for a knitting shoulder to weep uncontrollably
on, and if you must run and knit and then fall and impale yourself,
please don’t blame us!
Our myspace group: Stitch and Bítch UK
"Knit Fast, Purl Young"
|This week's stuff and things:
• News from Last meeting
• Lion Scarf Tales
• Next Meeting
• Meeting After Next
• Stitch Show
• Run You Fools!
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