a proper summer greetings to you
We hope this newsletter finds you well,
knitting yourself something sweet to keep your spirits up in another
Londony only-summer-on-certain-days, and raring to get your claws into
Looming on the knitting
horizon are a bit of Pom Pom
International, and the Let’s Knit Awards (Vote
for yarny stuff you love! Vote for us too if you like).
We’d also love for you to
join Team S&B London in Ravelry’s
Ravelympics. Go on. One knit. 17 days. Do it for
your fellow S&B Londoners. Woo! *shakes poms poms*
couple of meetings have been the usual knitarama of newbies, puzzled
passers by (you’d have think they’d have the hang of it by
now), and an assortment of cake.
The National Theatre always gives
our knitting that cultural flavour (even for those of us knitting loo roll
covers), and Leon, as usual, made us feel good about eating (hooray for
organic but tasty) while stitching in the summer breeze.
|Stitch and Moose, Mounties, and Maple
Details of the next
Join us TONIGHT at a new venue
as we embark on a Canadian adventure at the Maple Leaf. It will be
the ideal time to start knitting that ice hockey stick cover you’ve
been meaning to do for ages.
28TH JULY Map Nearest Tube:
Time: From 6pm
Venue: The Maple Leaf
41 Maiden Lane
Stitch and New Venues Ahoy!
Details of the meeting after that:
When we Stitchettes were checking out new venues we
described this pub in our notes as “the one with cosy sofas,
cocktails, and the hot barman”.
Need we say any
AUGUST Map Nearest Tube:
Time: From 6pm
Venue: The Corner Store
33 Wellington Street
Stitch and A-meze-ing Treats
Details of the meeting after that:
THURSDAY 14TH AUGUST Map Website Nearest
Time: From 6pm
Venue: EV Delicatessen
97-99 Isabella Street
Stitch and Vote in
We’ve all got
favourites when it comes to nice yarn, useful sites and helpful knitting
shops. So, have you ever thought of nominating your favourite yarn brand,
knitting blog, or knitting group for a well deserved award?
Let’s Knit magazine, in association with Twisted Thread,
are giving you the chance to do just that.
They want to know who you think deserves some recognition. Not only do
want to know what you think is ‘hot or not’ in the knitting
world, but they are also offering some awesome prizes in exchange for your
views (including a luxury spa break for two!).
We all know that a lot of stitching folk work very hard
their spare time, for little or no money, just for the love of the knit.
Whether it be writing cool patterns, organising knitting events, or
ordering in that favourite yarn especially for you (as you simply cannot
find it anywhere else).
And maybe if you
like to show some appreciation to the Stitchettes and our hard work that
has gone into projects, such as the Lion Scarf, the Breast Cancer Care Blanket,
the London Knit Crawl, then please
feel free to cast your vote in the Knit
Community Prize section under ‘Your Choice’ or the Events
sections. Remember, there are runners up prizes
of hundreds of pounds worth of yarn to be won! That’s right, FREE
On Your Marks… Get Set… KNIT!
Join Team S&B London!
The Olympics is nearly upon us and although that probably doesn’t
mean a lot to many of us, except maybe for watching hot men jump off
boards, or small bendy girls going scary things in the Gymnastics, we can
now compete in our own knitty way.
best friend, Ravelry.com, is hosting the
first ever Ravelympics 2008. This rather
exciting event should not be confused with the Knitting Olympics, but is
instead more of a personal challenge to show the yarny stuff you’re
Your challenge, should you choose to
accept it, is to start and finish a project during the 2008 Olympic Summer
Games. That’s 17 days to finish one project of your choosing! There
are no prizes, except for a medal for your blog, and the pride you feel
when you see how much you accomplished in just 17 days.
SIGN UP HERE: Post #1 Reply to
post with name, event, team (which is Team Stitch and Bitch London). Then
give us a shout on our Team thread or our message board.
If you are not on Ravelry (we feel for you. It is a
tragedy) then you can see an events list here on our blog. So just pick
an event, email us to let us know you
taking part, and email us a pic of your finished item when you cross the
We’ll also put all the
glorious Team S&B London finished knits on our
blog for the world to see.
There are tons of different events to
compete in, and if your project spills into more than one you enter for
those too. Events include Baby Dressage, Itsy Bitsy Bikini Breaststroke,
Laceweight Long Jump, Sock Put, Sweater Sprint, Amigurumi Toss (hee hee),
and WIPs Wrestling for those of you who want to try to finish as many
In Progress in the 17 days as possible. Sign up, and join your fellow
team members Purl Princess, Serife, Mullet Monitor, Emmie B, Eleanor22,
Startitis and Deadly Knitshade. We will be keeping you up to date on their
progress, and hope to see you at the finish line casting off something
controversial again this week as The Sun puts stitching on page 6
(21st June 2008). Rachael Matthews of Bethnal Green’s
fabulous Prick Your Finger has created
book of patterns for knitted dictators. You can see the article in all
it’s glory here on our blog.
S&B are big fans of PYF’s delightfully in your
face with pointy sticks knitting, after the
SnB UK Blanket Square they made us last
gaze in wonder at the ‘heated debate’ that the article started
on the Sun’s lovely *cough* website here (if
you have nothing better to do with your day). Prick Your
Finger also invite you to bring your
friends and conflicts to a party with Amy
Lame’s Pom Pom International at
Your Finger on Friday 1st August from 7pm. There will be DJs, fluff,
tipples, and a pom pom installation by Shane Waltner. So you can ask her
all about her knitted dictators over something fluffy.
That is just about all the news we can
wrestle from the flying ants that appear to have taken over most of London
this week. We hope to see you all make it along to a meeting or two or
three or seven. As usual we welcome newbies, so don’t be afraid to
join us. See you in the Ravelympic knitting stadium.
Keep your yarn tightly wound, London.
The S&B London Stitchettes
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spare time, so please be patient if we make