greetings to you
We hope that this
newsletter find you well, sharpening your needles and charging your cash
for Ally Pally, and rolling up your freshly knitting sleeves for the
that is National Knitting Week.
have a whole lotta
events to invite you to this week, including Ally Pally’s Champagne
Bar, a spectacular
on the South Bank, and some pirate purling.
Along with this S&B
finally on www.ravelry.com,
and have fallen madly in love. Join our Stitch
and Bitch London group,
or get on the wait list before your friends and then laugh evilly when
your precious invite first.
The last couple of
meetings have seen knitted ballerinas, beagles, and gorgeous,
self-patterning gloves . We were also referred to as “some kind of
knitting farm” by a fascinated
passerby at the National Theatre, must be all the mooooohair (sorry).
of the next meeting:
return to one of our best-loved venues for some more amazing
food and a slice of that yummy chocolate tart. Snuggle into a big leather
plonk yourself down on a padded tin-can stool, and enjoy the eclectic
surroundings with your most crazy of knitting projects.
Venue: Leon at
3 Crispin Place
020 7247 4369
Website Nearest Tube: Liverpool Street, Whitechapel
Stitch and Blue Blanket Square
of the meeting after that:
celebrate National Knitting Week and the upcoming UK S&B Day, this is
chance to make your mark on the SnB world. Grab some blue yarn and come
square for the UK SnB Blanket, in what we’re calling the
‘S&B London Blue Blanket
Square Spectacular’… now see if you can say that really
quickly 10 times in a
Festival Hall (on the tables near the front of the hall)
Map Website Nearest Tube: Waterloo, Embankment
Stitch and Pints
Details of the meeting after
THURSDAY 25TH OCTOBER
Time: From 6pm
Venue: The Royal George
133 Charing Cross Road
Tottenham Court Road
Stitch and Blue
Week is here once more. Hurrah! From the 14th, a week of
woolly goodness sweeps the nation. Skeins of events are
place all over, and we couldn’t pass up the chance to get our
string in on the action.
London’s Blue Blanket Square Spectacular takes place on the
of October at the Royal Festival Hall. Bring your blue yarn and some
and help us knit 20cm squares, which will be part of the magnificent SnB
For all the details click
here, or click
here for instructions on how your group can take part.
Stitch and Champers
at Ally Pally
Alexandra Palace’s Knitting
and Stitching Show is THE knitting event of the year. S&B
wouldn’t miss it for all the yarn in the world, and neither should
you. It runs
from October 11th to 14th, and the everyone will be
there (including our good friend’s
Buttons and Hipknits).
As an added bonus we are also very
proud to present the Knit at the Movies Champagne Bar.
S&B London and the
lovely ladies of Greenwich’s Meantime Knitters have been their
handknit socks off to create
possibly the most glam knit-themed champagne bar stitchers have ever had
pleasure to sip and stitch in. Turn to your left at the entrance in Ally
Palm Court and witness what happens when sticks and string go Hollywood.
Sit, knit, sip champers, and bring
along potential knitters to learn for free.
Yaaaaarrrn Me Hearties!
Ahoy there bilge rats and salty sea dogs! To
celebrate the Maritime
Museum's latest exhibition 'Sailor
Chic', we will be dropping anchor (not stitches) to take part in
nautical-style Stitch 'n' Bitch.
Think Jean Paul Gautier Breton
Westwood pirate style, and good old Captain Birdseye's
chunky roll neck.
London’s finest groups (Meantime Knitters,
I Knit London, and of course us) for a special day of sea-inspired
you be sailor or pirate, be prepared to duel with knitting needles, dodge
yarn cannons, and have at least one of your hands permanently replaced by
crochet hook. There will be fancy dress for those of you scurvy knaves
dare…the rest of ye be landlubbers! And it’s all
SUNDAY 28TH OCTOBER
Time: From 2pm
Venue: National Maritime Museum
Cutty Sark DLR, Greenwich
Shhhhhhhhhhh Secret Santa
Only 79 knitting
days till Christmas…we hope you’ve started your Christmas
knits by now (or are
at least feeling shame for not having done so).
This year the
Stitchettes are inviting you to join the S&B London Secret Santa
you have to do is knit a gift costing around £5, bring it along to
Christmas Party on the 6th of December (put it in your diaries
prepare for a hangover the next day), and prepare to be merry. All those
who give a gift will get to fish
one out of the Secret Santa Sack of Yarny Wonders.
After the likes
of last year’s pirate gloves, Harry Potter hottie cover, woolly bar
and mad-eyed sheep scarf, we can’t wait to see what you come up
Stitch and a Scarf for
meeting at Inn the Park, Stitchette Candice got
to a fellow S&B Londoner (hi Tina) about the gorgeous Origins
range. Although it seems a long way off of yarn and stitch markers,
have got together with the homeless charity
Shelter to raise funds by selling their
yummy-smelling little bottles of ginger essence, with cute hand-knitted
wrapped round them.
bottle that Origins sell over Christmas, they will donate £1 to
Shelter. So if
you want to get creative and make some tiny scarves then check out the Origins
for more details, and help
Shelter help the homeless.
That is just
about all we can possibly squeeze in for you this week. Wallow in the
that is National Knitting Week, knit away your blues at the Spectacular,
it up in Greenwich, stitch and sip champers at Ally Pally, go Dutch, and
have yourself a hell of a woolly
Happy knitting –
and race you to the good yarn at Ally Pally!
Bítch London xxx
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