Saturday, August 30, 2008

Getting to IKnit Day on Saturday

Four of us (Emma-Jane, Liz, Rosie and Sue) will be on the 0928 out of Ely which is the 0935 from Waterbeach and the 0944 from Cambridge, getting into Kings Cross at 1034. We won't be there as the doors open, but it shouldn't be too long thereafter. Anyone else is welcome to join us. (Those of us joining north of Cambridge will be in the back half of the train when it arrives at Cambridge; otherwise, we could join up at the end of the platform at Kings Cross...)

I'll post any information on weekend line closures on London Underground as edits to this post as I discover them - I've been on holiday this week but usually they're announced in reasonable time.

September knitting and stash swap dates!

Thursday 4 September
The Lamb, Ely

Tue 9 September
Granta Bar, ground floor, University Centre, Granta Place, off Mill Lane, Cambridge

Thur 18 September
The Lamb, Ely

Sat 20 September
stash swap!
Granta Bar, ground floor, University Centre, Granta Place, off Mill Lane, Cambridge

Tues 23 September
stash swap!
Cambridge Blue, Gwydir Street, Cambridge

we'll also be getting the chance to take part in a project at Wysing Arts: watch this space...

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Knitting Picnic in Bury St Edmunds Sat 23 Aug

By popular request, we're having another knitting picninc in Bury St Edmunds. Better still, the lovely Lyndsey of Wibbling Wools has offered us the use of her workroom to use as a dining room if there is wet weather. We've also invited as many Bury St Edmunds-based knitters as we can find.

We'll be assembling at the Abbey Gardens at 11.15. If it is wet, we'll meet in the gate house (arch) but if it is dry we'll head just beyond it.

Abbey Gardens map

If you're coming by bus, the bus leaves Drummer Street at 9.45., arriving at Bury at 10.50. Ask for a dayrider plus, which costs £5 and can be used all day on any Stagecoach buses (so if you're travelling to Drummer St by Stagecoach, get your ticket on the first bus you use).

Bring a picnic and be warned: you will probably find LOTS that you want to buy in Wibbling Wools. Other attractions include an ice cream kiosk and aviary in the park and the Saturday market in the town centre...

Hope to see you there (and a huge thank you to Deborah for co-ordinating this event!)

Sunday, August 10, 2008

And they're off...

Some pictures from the Ravelympics2008 cast-on event on Friday evening (my camera gave up early on so most of these are Rosie's) - the weather cheered up just enough to sit in the garden at the Blue although it was still chilly at times...

One of the tables - (clockwise from the far end of the table and with Ravelry names in brackets): Manda (Vespertine), Katie, Emily (knittedrabbit), Alison (yarninmypocket), knittingneumes, and then at the other side Eleanor (Binkster), Clare (tigerchilli), Avril (A-VaRIabLe-yarn) and me (greensideknits).

Rosie (caughtknitting), knittingneumes and Clare...

This is what happens when you ask Manda to "look soulful", even when she's having a miserable day. Although she had just been handed that beautiful shrug...

Clare and Avril discuss garment sizing...

The usual glorious mix of colours, food, yarn, books and drink at a KTog...

Not everyone was Ravelympicing, and there were people, notably Carole, Claire and Deb (dreamyd) who didn't make it onto photos - sorry, ladies!

Don't forget knitting at the Graduate Centre on Tuesday night and again on Saturday afternoon - hope to see you there!

Saturday, August 02, 2008

extra events for August

The August KTog dates post has been updated with some extra events: do take a look!