Thursday, July 31, 2008

STOP PRESS: interesting knitting opportunity


Through a friend I have been approached by Helen Judge Helen’s webpage and Cathy Dunbar with a very interesting knitting proposition. They are coming to the Grad Pad on the 12th of August to explain more. Read on (an overview of the email I received from Helen)

Cathy and I are planning to do a knitting performance at Wysing during Wysing Inside out 19th Sept and 5th Oct

We are looking for Xtravert knitters to join us in a performance where we knit a small set/insallation. In the passed Cathy did an amazing Knitting instillation where she got people to Knit them selves into it. This has been an inspiration for us to collaborate on a knitting project with some props from our society of xtras set (the couch and the standard lamp) with knitted costumes and Knitters, knitting themselves into the set. We would love it if people of all knitting abilities could join us with their knitting in preparation and for the day, and we are open to any knitting ideas. The performance will be out doors (weather permitting) and be documented to be displayed at Wysing after the event.

Dates/times/details are still being ironed out.

To get an idea of what Cathy and I have been up to and what the couch and lamp looks like unknitted check out:

couch and lamp and Society of Xtra’s this is where its going on Wysing Arts Centre

Friday, July 25, 2008

August KTog meets

Hi all -

Here are the dates for August:

Thurs 7th 7-9 Lamb Hotel, Ely

Fri 8th 5-7 Ravelympics cast-on event Cambridge Blue. You don’t have to be doing the Ravelympics to join in!

Tues 12th 7-9 Granta Bar, University Centre

Sat 16th 2-4 Granta Bar, University Centre

Thurs 21st 7-9 Lamb Hotel, Ely

Sat 23rd knitting picnic and visit to Wibbling Wools in Bury St Edmunds (we'll be able to eat indoors at Wibbling Wools if it is wet!) bus times, meeting point etc will be posted here soon!

Tues 26th 7-9 Cambridge Blue, Gwydir Street

Sat 30th 2-4pm freeform crochet workshop in Girton: no formal tuition, just a chance for those of us who enjoy crochet to get together and try out freeform techniques. booking essential (5 places available)** please email
latricoteuseAThotmailDOTcom (replacing the AT with @, the DOT with .)
please note that this is the only way to reserve a place; blog comments/ravelry pms etc won't count.

Look forward to seeing you there.

For those of you not familiar with the locations please see details in the sidebar ->

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

for "anonymous" and everyone else!

"Anonymous" has been in touch, saying:


i'm a knitter (not really good but i enjoy it) and would like to know if there are meetings where we sit and talk whilst knitting and every one does their own projects?
I'd love to join if it exists! :-)
I'm knitting with a friend sometimes and we thought it might be more fun to join a group with more people.
Thank you

So this is just a brief bit of info for anyone who hasn't (yet) been to a KTog.

All our regular meetings (the ones at the University Centre and the Cambridge Blue in Cambridge and the ones at the Lamb in Ely) are ones where we turn up with whatever we are making at the moment, (plus any books/magzines we've discovered and are happy to pass round) then we sit and knit/crochet/chat and sip/chomp (the sipping/chomping aspect are quite important, we don't pay to use venues, so we buy drinks and food to justify our presence to the management!).

And if anyone is baffled by a pattern/struggling with a stitch there's always someone else willing to advise/help (but never in a patronising way!). If you're new, please tell us so, so that we can introduce ourselves. (This may sound a bit weird, surely group members know when someone is new? Actually, though, as few of us manage to get to every single meeting, we're not always certain if someone we've not seen before is new, or is maybe someone who turns up on days we've not been able to make! And I've got a sieve-like memory, which doesn't help!)

Sometimes some of us will be working on charity/group projects but they are never compulsory and I've never known a meeting where everyone is working on the same sort of project. And there's almost always someone doing crochet/cross stitch alongside the knitters.

So, Anonymous, I hope that answers your query and that you and your friend can come and join us soon. If there's anything else anyone would like to ask: fire away!