Monday, September 29, 2008

October dates

Tue 30 Sep 7-9pm
Granta Bar, University Centre, Granta Place, off Mill Lane, Cambridge

Thu 2 Oct 7-9pm
The Lamb, Ely
Tue 14 Oct 7-9pm
Granta Bar, University Centre, Granta Place, off Mill Lane, Cambridge

Thu 16 Oct 7-9pm
The Lamb, Ely

Sat 18 Oct 2-4pm
Granta Bar, University Centre, Granta Place, off Mill Lane, Cambridge

Sun 19 Oct
modular/patchwork knitting dayschool in Girton (free, but you'll need to bring a packed lunch and you will be guinea pigs for a new set of handouts). Simple but effective techniques (log cabin squares, mitred squares and diamonds, scallops, strips, herringbones) to make fabulous knitted patchworks without any seams to sew.
Advance booking essential:6 places available on a first-come, first-served basis. To book, please email latricoteuseAThotmailDOTcoDOTuk (replace the AT with an @ sign, and the DOTs with a full stop. Do,please, note that bookings cannot be accepted via Ravelry/blog postings or any other email address)

Tue 28 Oct 7-9pm
Cambridge Blue, Gwydir St, Cambridge

Do keep checking the blog during the month for news of extra events, charity knitting etc. Coming soon, dates for a knitting party (or two) in November where we will help to create the world's biggest tea cosy!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Fifth Tuesday - extra September date?

There's three weeks till the next Tuesday KTog due to the strange placement of September (I know, I know, it's still between August and October but it's kind of unusual for a 30 day month to have five Tuesdays in it); and Rosie and I were talking on our way to Bury (Wibbling Wools is still alive and kicking)...

So, anyone fancy another knitting opportunity this month? Rosie and I will be at the Graduate Centre on Tuesday night, 30 September, 7-9pm as ever - hope others can join us!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Stash swap

There were (many) knitters, there was yarn, there were drinks this afternoon at the GradPad.

And there was SUN outside...

The next bout is on Tuesday at the Cambridge Blue, 7-9pm... see the sidebar for details...

Monday, September 15, 2008

Attention All Mad Hatters!

I've been sent the following press release about Innocent Smoothies annual
knitted fundraiser for Age Concern. Do follow the link to their site and take a look at the amazing gallery of hats, (then search out your oddments of yarn and get knitting)!

Get knitting to raise money for Age Concern

Needles at the ready. innocent drinks are running their Big Knit campaign again this year to help raise money for Age Concern to keep older people warm over the winter. They're looking for knitters to knit lots of little hats for their smoothie bottles, for each one sold they and Sainsbury's will give 50p to Age Concern. Last year over 400,000 hat were knitted raising £200,000 for Age Concern and this year they're aiming for ½ a million hats!

That may sound like a tall order but with a Big Knit blog and fantastic new hat patterns for you to try each week there is plenty of inspiration. There will be competitions in Simply Knitting and Let's Knit out in the middle of September and Knitting magazine is showcasing hat patterns from the well-known hand knit designers in their issue out at the beginning of October.

So for patterns and more knitting news, don't forget to check this out