Monday, December 31, 2007

Post 100; and into 2008!

Rosie noticed we'd got up to Post 99 last night, and I said I'd write something for the new year...

Do we need resolutions? apart from to go onwards and upwards again? I first found out about the group by a chance encounter with Rosie, on a beautiful sunny day by the Millpond nearly 4 years ago, and it was already pretty well-established; although there were still some evenings where there'd only be 2 or 3 of us (or on a couple of memorable occasions, 1, and then 2, and then 1!) ... Seems unthinkable now!
And for those around during the day on a Tuesday, another reminder about the new Tuesday Group run by Margaret Knight - it's all a matter of passing the word around...
Couple of typical photos from this year - one Saturday afternoon (the Afternoon of the Two Clapotis)....
and one Tuesday evening.... (I have no recollection of what you'd just said, Debs, but maybe someone else remembers!)
Just to confound Rosie's usual tendency to duck when the camera comes out, here's a pic from the first KTog yarn-dyeing session in the summer (L-R Jackie, Rosie and Manda)
and one from the second (blowing in the wind)

Earlier in the summer, the Cambridge KTog met the Bury St Edmunds group (no pics, but it would be great to meet with any other local group!)

And last in the year (and because we're called KTog but anyone crafty's welcome) here are Lil's fantastic scoubidous from one of the autumn GradPad evenings - aren't those colours brilliant?!

So off we career into the New Year. Any comments, suggestions, etc. for anything we might want to do, or do better, or differently - please post them here... And don't forget the Stash Swaps in January!

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Stash Swaps (Yay!)

If you're new to the group and wondering what happens at a stash swap here's the deal:

Got any odds and ends of craft materials/books/yarn you'd like to clear out? Bring them along! NB you don't have to bring stuff to take stuff home and (note to self) just because you give stuff away you do not have to acquire new stuff...

Stash swaps are extra good if you're a new knitter and want to try out different types/weights of yarn without spending any money. And they are very good for the soul if you are an old-hand with a stash mountian. Now I must go and dive into the interstices of my many laundry baskets of yarn to see what gems I can part with...

Thursday, December 27, 2007

KTog Jan Feb 08 dates

Hello all

Please see below for latest dates for our yarn diaries


- Tu 8 Jan 7-9 Granta Bar, Univ Centre

- Sat 19 Jan 2-4 Grads Cafe, Univ Centre STASH SWOP

- Tu 22 Jan 7-9 Cambridge Blue, Gwydir St STASH SWOP


- Tu 12 Feb 7-9 Granta Bar, Univ Centre

- Sat 16 Feb 2-4 Grads Cafe, Univ Centre

- Tu 26 Feb 7-9 Cambridge Blue, Gwydir St

Look forward to seeing you there :-)

Thursday, December 13, 2007

We are 30 ......

No KnitCambridge has not been going for 30 years ...... yet. But we now have 30 members on Ravelry and with more waiting on the waiting list. Amazing and YAY!!