|Stitchin', Bitchin' and Teeny Tiny Knitting for Mice||27th
Colourful Cashmerino Greetings to You People of the Knit
We hope that this newsletter finds you well, and waiting out the last of those April showers for the up and coming May days of moss-stitching in meadows and purling in parks.
On to this week’s news:
Details of the next meeting:
Ah harrrrr, Jim Lad! Next meeting we will return to the trusty floating pub boat the Queen Mary. We have a holidaying visitor all the way from sunny (sometimes) Canada, and so for the hell of it we have decided to go piratey. Knit yourself an eye patch, slap on a headscarf, create a beard from leftover yarn, or if you really can’t be bothered then at least wear something stripy! Hoist up the skull and cross needles, me hearties! We set sail for the Black Purl!
30th April (yes we got the date wrong last
Details of the meeting after next:
Nearest tube: Piccadilly Circus
Last week an amazing knitter/crochet guru came along to the group who made the most beautiful teeny tiny creations. Inspired by her incredible patience here are some sites that pay tribute to all things minuscule and straining on the eyes.
www.bugknits.com Marvel at the creations of Althea Merback on this site showcasing her talents as the queen of land of the giants. She creates intricate coats, socks and jumpers that fit on then end of your finger, and even has the cheek to combine intarsia (picture knitting) into the designs!
www.heirloom-knitting.co.uk Want to make your eyes itch? Check out heirloom knitting for the intricate madness of Shetland Lace knitting. With mind boggling 1-Ply cobweb yarn and 1.5mm needles you can knock up a project (possibly in a few years) that might make your eyesight dwindle, but will be a thing of pure beauty for generations to come.
To get you started on something a little more manageable how about this spangle sequins scarf on www.craftster.org
Or the Belle Star Mini Poncho from Knitty.com
Or this Vintage Caplet with eyelet detailing to get to grips with the principles of lace from Spunmag.com
Our message boardies always come up with some knitting gold from the net and this week they have lead us to this site for those of you who would like to knit but are sight-impaired (which our Scottish correspondent tracked down for us).
http://andyshell.com The amazing (and frog obsessed) Shell learned to knit 10 years after losing her sight and is sharing her knitting for the sight-impaired with the world via the web.
Early this year we got a fabulous bit of Lion Scarf from a blind 90-year-old Welsh lady and we cotintually amazed at what people can do despite obstacles. We are pleased to be able to pass on this site to help anyone who might need it.
We take our hats off to all those who are knitting against the odds. You are an inspiration to us all.
That is just about all the news we can spin for you this week. We hope you are not too afraid of the tiny knitting, we promise to balance it out with a HUGE-knitting newsletter very soon. Hope to see some of you at least vaguely pirate themed on the decks next week (and yes, it is a Monday for a change). The message board is there if you need a help between meetings, and also we are still looking for yarn shop info and venue ideas for meetings. Drop us a line here with any ideas.
Happy knitting and may the stitch be with you.Stitch and Bítch London
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