|Stitchin', Bitchin' and Knitting Somewhere Else||16th February 2007
Perfume-scented Skiens of Post Valentine Greetings to You People of the Knit
In Lion Scarf news we have had a huge amount of Lion Scarf from our group knitters this week. One whole bag of them from distant Dagenham, and also a lovely Lion-faced part. Wales came up with the goods via post once more, with the promise of a breast cancer patient sending her soon and finishing it in her hospital bed. Also a fabulous Australian part flew in this morning covered in crocs and kangas! Strewth!
We are very nearly at the £1000 mark already! If you know anyone at all who can’t knit but wants desperately to be a part of this historic London knitting event then send them the link to www.justgiving.com/londonlionscarf Every sponsor is put into the Free Draw to win one of the scarves (and there are other knitting goodies to win too, so why try your luck and feel good about it too?).
Stitch and The Great Grey-Green Greasy Limpopo River
Nearest tube: Bank, St Pauls, Mansion House
Stitch and Spanish Streams of Tears on the South Bank
www.coinachan.com This wee guest house in the Western Scottish highlands, with magnificent views of Ben Nevis, offers spinning and knitting courses at the Old Shepard’s House on Spean Bridge. They also offer tours of a nearby craft centre and if you ask them nicely they’ll lend you spare wellies to splash about in if it rains.
http://rowan-tree-consulting.co.uk - Rowan Tree’s Traditional Knitting Techniques Weekend promises knitting and eating tasty stuff by the looks of things. Followed by a bit of a highland wander, more knitting, more food and a cosy knit by the fire to round off the day. Beginners to expert can learn traditional techniques (what those are is very mysterious, so if you go then come back and tell us. Unless they make you swear to secrecy. In which case tell us anyway) in picturesque surroundings with meals, room and materials included.
www.knitweave.co.uk - Learn to bead, learn to felt and learn how to eat a Cornish Pasty without dropping crumbs in your knitting. All set in beautiful St Ives (and we’re not just saying it holiday-brochure style, it really is lovely there). Oh, and on the way if you meet a man with seven wives ask him if he wants to learn to knit too.
http://janethornley.com/journal_writers.php - Ciao, magliaia! You can knit your way around Italy with this little journey of knitting culture. From Florence to medieval San Gimignano to Montepulciano to Chianti (leaving with a possible hangover) and back to Florence. It sounds fabulous and when you're done you will have learned all sorts of fabulous knitting techniques too. You could be saving the modesty of Michelangelo’s Davis with a nice pair of knitted pants by the end of it. Mama mia, let me go!
www.stitchawaytours.com - Your itinerary: Sunbathe, knit a bit, sunbathe some more, knit, eat something spicy, have a margarita, tell a knitting guru your knitting yarns, knit, slam some tequila, knit badly, sleep. Knitting paradise at a six-star resort (so good they added an extra star?) in Mexican Cancun. You’ll have to cough up your own airfare too, but they say they can help arrange that for a fee (not sure how, maybe they’ll send you a knitted plane pattern).
www.getknitted.com Felted Bag Patterns - Knit your own luggage too! Get Knitted have a fabulous range of felted bags for your stuff-carrying pleasure. Check out their Rather Huge Carpet Bag for your luggage needs, or try Noni Bobbles Bobbles Everywhere bag for something to proudly dance around when clubbing.
If you are really very stuck on your knitting and no one can help, maybe you can hire the Loop team, or Knitting SOS to give them their right name. (Thanks for the tip S&B London knitter who told us at the last meeting).
Every single second Saturday of the month Knitting SOS are at Loop in Islington They wildly claim to be able to fix anything at all! They offer 26 years of knitting experience and a place to put your feet up and knit with other knitters if you didn’t get enough at our weekly meeting.
If you have no wildly messed up knitting then put them to the test by giving your knitting to your cat for an hour and then taking it into them, we absolutely dare you. :P
Knit and Relax with us at The London Stitch & Creative Hobby Crafts Show (22 - 24 February 2007). It is next week! YAY!
We will be there with:
• A fabulous S&BL Lion Scarf display for all to see
Secret code: PRE7 gets you a £2 discount and a free goody bag worth £10
That seems to be all the news we can unwind for this week. So keep those Lion Scarf Patches coming in, email us with any knittingness news you think we ought to pass on, let us know what you think of the brand new shiny newsletter, and see you all at the Stitch and Creative Show. Oh and welcome to the group all your S&BL newbies.
|This week's stuff and things:
• News from Last meeting
• Lion Scarf Tales
• Next Meeting
• Meeting After Next
• Sunny Climes
• Save Me!
• Spend, Spend, Spend
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