Post-festive greetings to you
We hope this newsletter finds you well and that
your New Year’s knitting projects are keeping your fingers active and
warm during these dark January days. Now let's fire things up with some
knitty news and events.
Just when you thought the winter sales were
winding down to a close, our good friend Andy at Prestige Fibres is on hand to offer you gorgeous yarn
at prices you won’t be able to resist. Buy now or regret it later!
If you are
all shopped out, perhaps it’s time to put on your glad rags and have
a good old fashioned knees up down the East End at the Analogue Amnesty party. Maybe we'll see you
The start of January saw our hugely successful
Newbies meeting where many of you lovely people finally made it out to knit
with us and a good few yarn virgins were introduced to the ways of the
knit. We hope to see you at a S&B London meeting again very soon!
Last week saw magic happening before our eyes as
skeins were turned into cakes! There were even people betting on how many
balls of yarn could be made from a giant green skein using the fabulous
(If you're interested, a massive eight
balls were wound from that one skein).
|Stitch and Swabbing The
Details of the next meeting:
it is the long awaited return to the boat that is the Queen Mary. Join us
for knitting on the waves and the tastiest fish and chips to be found on
the Thames. Not many people can say they've knitted on the river itself,
unless you're an S&B Londoner, of course.
Time: From 6pm
Venue: The TS Queen
Map Website Nearest
tube: Embankment, Temple, Charing Cross
Stitch and Mmmmm... Meze
of the meeting after next:
Mmmmm... Yes, back to one of our tastiest venues in town. This fabulous
and very reasonable delicatessen, is where we knit and eat to our delight.
Join us as we take over EV with our sticks and string and stock up on
organic delights to take home with us at the end of the
THURSDAY 24TH JANUARY
Time: From 6pm
Venue: EV Delicatessen (the first archway – not the restaurant next
97-99 Isabella Street
Tel: 020 7620 6191 / 020 7620 6192
Nearest Tube: Southwark, Waterloo
Stitch and Find
Us in the Caverns
Details of the meeting after
Time : From 6pm
Venue: The Old Star
Map Nearest Tube: St.
James's Park (just across the road), Westminster
Stitch and Analogue
remember before Christmas we told you of the fantastical exhibition being
held by Rachel Matthews of Cast
Off Fame. Rachel has been asking folks to bring along
their old TDK/VHS tapes to her latest exhibition
where she has been turning those precious memories into knitting
exhibition is coming to a close on THURSDAY 17TH
JANUARY, so to celebrate Tatty
Devine’s Brick Lane shop are holding a small party which The
Stitchettes will be popping along to. We’d love to see you there to
have a final dance with the Millers Daughter and see all the wonderful spun
The magic is
all happening between the hours of 6pm and 9pm. If you are interested you
will need to RSVP to email@example.com and be sure to give us a
Hope to see you there
you woolly lovelies.
Stitch and Glamorama
As I’m sure all S&B
Londoner’s know knitwear is not just for cuddling up on the sofa. In
your woolly creations you can be transformed into a sparkling diva, a
couture beauty or a smouldering sass pot. On FRIDAY 18TH
Design Museum is celebrating this
fact and is asking you to don your most glamorous yarn wear for the
Design Overtime: Glam Night Knit
Until 10pm there will be
low-tech couture workshops, millinery, catwalk make-up demonstrations and
lots of knitting thrown in.
are £5 and also gain you entrance into the fabulous
Williamson – 10 Years in Fashion which finishes at the end of
this month. The exhibition is crammed with inspiration in texture, pattern and
construction from the man that clothes Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow and Sienna
Miller – so lots to aspire to in your next fabulous garment
daaarling, mwah, mwah!
|Stitch and Blimey What a
Cheap yarn anyone? Oh, go on then.
The lovely Andy from Prestige
Yarns is offering all you S&B Londoners the bargain of a lifetime. He is
offering packs of 10 balls of
deliciously fabulous Almerino yarn for
Please read the whole offer and
order as we have shown or you won't get the special price.
Yarn is a mix of 50% Baby Alpaca
and 50% Merino
Each ball weighs 25g
Order whole bags of 10 balls only
(no single balls)
Only the Aran weight is available
and only in the colours stated below
Here are the yarns available:
Aran Brighton Rock (307)
Aran Gooseberry (306)
Aran Spiced Plum (308)
Aran Mushroom (304)
Aran Sugared Almond
You can see the yarn and colours
on the web by going to http://www.roosteryarns.com/yarns.asp?r=3
(please note you are not buying
from this site. See below for how to order)
Aran Sugared Almond (302) is
actually a pale blue colour not the red as shown on the
How to order:
Contact Andy at Prestige
Fibres via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 07979
526309 (tell him S&B London sent you).
Postage will be charged at
You can pay by Paypal or ask when you order
for other payment methods.
You are not buying from
the website in the link. Check the site for colours, and then order from the list in this newsletter by
phoning or emailing Prestige Yarns.
you lucky knitters and crocheters
|So, to beat your January
blues: put on your best frock and go buy yourself some bargain yarn.
We hope that you can join us for
some knitting mayhem at the upcoming meets and at the Tatty Devine party,
it will be good to see all your pretty knitty faces!
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