Sunday, September 10, 2006

some Tuesdays and a Saturday

Yippee, Anne has offered to do a Saturday meeting, details to follow soon.

Meantime here are Tuesday dates for the next few months. These are all evening meetings, 7-9pm.

Tu 12/09 Granta Bar, University Centre, Granta Place, off Mill Lane
Tu 26/09 Cambridge Blue, Gwydir Street

Tu 10/10 Granta bar (stash swap, bring any yarn/books/mags that you'd like to give away and help yourself to other peoples' cast-off treasure!)
Tu 24/10 Cambridge Blue

Tu 14/11 Granta Bar,
Tu 24/11 Cambridge Blue

and Tu12 Dec Granta Bar. Think we'll give Boxing Day a miss...



Anonymous Anonymous said...


I just move to Cambridge 3 weeks ago and was wondering if there is a local yarn shop that you would recommend.



9:49 pm  
Blogger Pig wot flies said...

Hi Gideon. As far as I know, Cambridge only has two sources of yarn. Sew Creative, 97 King Street and Robert Sayle next to the Grafton Centre. Of course you can always get a train into London and go to Stash yarns or Loop. Or come to a stash swap.

9:23 am  
Blogger Rosie said...

Hi Gideon, I endorse pig wot flies' suggestions but would add that there are several other interesting sources of yarn if you take the train to Norwich. Get an Anglia Plus Pass (think it is called that!) and you'll have three fabulous shops within your grasp. First off, Entwine Fine yarns is within 10 minutes' walk of Attleborough station (on the Norwich line). Lots of Noro, Colinette, Gedifra and Peace Fleece needles. Hop back on the train into Norwich, then take a bus to Castle Plain, corss the road, and find a bus going to the Mecca Bingo Hall (yes, seriously, I asked up and down the lines of old ladies and that's what they told me to ask for). Get off at the Mecca stop but don't go to Mecca (especially as the next shop I'm about to mention is more like Nirvana if you ask me). Stay on the same side of the road and look for Norfolk Yarns (actually the bus driver knew where to point me!). Here we have Noro, Opal, Debbie Bliss, Rowan, Kaalund and lots more, particularly an English alpaca yarn that is luscious. The mother and daughter ownser know their stuff, too. If your appetite for yarn still isn't sated, head back to Norwich station and catch a train to the seaside. In Cromer you'll find a lot of pound stores selling ultra-cheap novelty yarns (eyelash/feather etc) but I'd recommend stauing on to Sheringham. Turn right out of the station and the first shop you'll see is a yarn shop. Formerly known as Honore Mae (think new name is something like Creative Craft) this place stock lots of high street standards but has real hidden gems: Ivore needles and Aran weight yarn in natural colours that is spun in Wales, but "grown" in Norfolk, which is where the fleeces come from. anyone fancy a group train trip?

7:24 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for the recommendations! If I get some free time I may venture to London and/or Norwich.


6:01 am  

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