hope that this newsletter finds you well, slapping on the sun cream to
of the shade, and finding new and ingenious ways to take your knitting to
foreign shores for a bit of holiday stitching.
greetings to you
The last few
meetings swept from one end of the knit in public
spectrum to the other, with some cool basement knitting and riverside
breeze knitting. Highlights included a family of knitters, a pair of
Britches finished at last, a bevy of newbie knitters, and some curious
pic-snapping tourists (we saw you).
In other news knitting at
Innocent’s Big Fete
seemed to go down a storm, National
is creeping up on us once more, and S&B London are planning a
HUGE undertaking for UK S&B Day (more news on all that very soon).
2008 Calendar contest ends on the 17th so get those entries
Stitch and Yeah
of the next meeting:
more the temptation of buttons, patterns, yarns, ribbons and accessories
us into Kingsly Court (just off Austin Powers’ hood, Carnaby
Street), where the
coffee and cake are good, the umbrellas protect against the elements (and
is a sliding roof too), and the patio heaters are ready if we need them.
you choose to travel up the stairs to All the Fun of the
expect to come away empty handed.
Time: From 6pm
Venue: Kingsly Court (off Carnaby Street)
Tel: 020 7287 2303 (All the Fun of the
and haberdashery shop)
Nearest tube: Oxford
and Cavernous Knitting
Details of the meeting
We return to The Old Star pub,
but this time we
are armed with a reserved area booking – so no more Mr Cheeky
the knitters like last time. Meet us in the caverns downstairs for some
grub and clicking of sticks – if you can find us!
The Old Star
Tel: 020 7222
Map Nearest Tube:
St James’s Park, Westminster
and attempting the first park knit of the
Details of the meeting after
James's Park. On the grass by the café
called ‘Inn the Park’ (or actually inside the café if
Tel: 020 7451
Map Nearest Tube: St James’s Park, Charing
and Sticks with Style
sticks: sturdy, reliable, solid, but not often described as chic, trendy
downright outrageous. Until now. The
Missability Radio Show has invited all those
with sticks, string and a little bit of imagination to join their bizarre
Knitted Walking Stick Cosy Competition
you know we are lion-size fans of knitting for the unusual, so we love
You design a knitted
crocheted) tube that
can be slipped onto a walking stick, and has some means of staying up.
are Fantastical Designs and Real Life,
and there is no limit to the
number of sticks you stitch for. It can be as chic or as fabulous as you
only can you win £40 in yarn vouchers,
but your walking stick cosy will become part of the Missability Road
could feature in two exhibitions, as well as on their flickr group for the world
closing date is 7th of
September, and you must send in your finished cosy and a
form by this date. For more info check out their website. Isn’t it about
hard stitching, that your knitting gets the fame it deserves?
Board (by which we mean Message
We love our S&B message
board. It is a
lively place full of lovely folks asking knitting questions, proudly
FOs (finished objects), lamenting yarns of yesteryear, and relating
stories of knits gone wrong.
Lately though, we have
been wondering if it would be
better to leave the fortress that is mySpace (so much junk mail!) and
our own board somewhere else. We decided to ask the people who matter
we set up a little poll for you to vote. Let us know what you think.
without you, People of the Knit, we're just five lonely gals with sticks
string knitting in pubs.
Stitch and One Lump
Let’s face it, we all
a cuppa, but some times we just have to get
to the end of that row (and maybe another two rows for good measure), and
the time you get round to pouring your perfect cup the pot’s gone
The only way to beat this wretched curse is to warm up your needles and
into some tea cosy action.
For beginners who want
cool, impressive, but not too
difficult, try the Raspberry tea
knitting kit from Rooster
If you’re prone to
mistakes then you can’t go wrong with felting. This Felted funky
tea cosy will look fab, no matter
those dratted holes appear.
For something a little more
‘elevenses’ try the Rosy Cosy tea cosy by Megan Mills.
free basic crocheted cosies for your enjoyment.
And if you’re a little
out there, and looking for the crazy beyond
crazy, how about a Leprechaun
for the St Patrick's-day
lovers, or a slightly more conservative Country
1930s – shall I be mother?
cosies of all sorts click into Knitting Pattern
for a mound of cosies for all occasions. Our firm favourites bought
this site have to be the felted wine snugly, a
completely useful apple
the lion TV/ monitor
Happy cosy making!
That is about all the
news we can unwind for you
this week. Don’t forget to send any knitty treasure you dig up to
here at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also any lurkers out there are welcome to join the rest of us knitting
in public, and we still teach for free so grab your sticks and string and
knitting and may the stitch be with you.
Stitch and Bítch London