Tuesday, October 27, 2009

November knitting dates, Cambridge and Ely

Dear all

The knitting dates for November are set out below. As always everyone is welcome to come to any session they fancy.


Saturday 7 November
2-4pm, Grads Cafe, third floor, University Centre, Granta Place, off Mill Lane.

Tuesday 10 November
7-9pm, Granta Bar, ground floor, University Centre, Granta Place, off Mill Lane.

Tuesday 17 November
(an extra session to try out this pub again)
7-9pm, The Alexandra Arms ("The Alex"), Gwydir Street.

Saturday 21 November
2-4pm, Grads Cafe, third floor, University Centre, Granta Place, off Mill Lane.

Tuesday 24 November
7-9 pm, Cambridge Blue, Gwydir Street.


Thursday 5 November
7-9pm, The Lamb

Thursday 12 November
7-9pm, The Lamb

Thursday 19 November
7-9pm, The Lamb

Thursday 26 November
7-9pm, The Lamb.

Jackie will be sending out the email information once every month (and it will then also be uploaded here and on Ravelry - see below). If you find out about something that you think others would be interested in please let Jackie know (jackie AT rippeth DOT org) by (about) 20th of the previous month. Because these meetings are very informal and Jackie will only be sending out this email once a month you may find that other people arrange additional activities which will not have been included in the email or on this blog. The best way to find out about these is to join Ravelry, where there's a knit Cam group.

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Knitting at the Alex

Well, it seemed to go very well at the Alex this evening; they were happy to see us; I didn’t have food,but people who did said that it was pretty good and reasonably priced; we colonised the back bar and they were fine with that; the lighting was very good; the beer/cider wasn’t as good as the Blue (but then, frankly, where is?) but the wine was better. I think we probably tripled the evening food order.

I think the idea at the end of the evening was that we’d do it as an additional evening next month, too; and then work out what we wanted to do after Christmas via
e-mail/blog/Ravelry/opinions from people who were there…

Personally, I thought it was a very nice evening. Comments, anyone?

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Short notice of an extra date

Hi - after a couple of conversations recently, we're going to try an extra (exploratory) knitting date on Tuesday 20th.

We love the Cambridge Blue, obviously - we’ve been going there for years, and the beer/cider’s good, and so’s the food… But the conservatory is a bit of a difficult space, and nobody really likes the long table, particularly when the garden’s open as you do tend to get thwacked over the head by people’s bags, or beer spilled down your back… Tigerchilli has suggested the Alexandra Arms as being possibly an alternative venue, as it’s a lot quieter early in the week and just up the road from the Blue.

It’s a bit further along Gwydir Street - keep going towards Norfolk Street and it’s on the opposite side of the road to the Blue. There's a map here. If we hate it (or they hate us), we can forget about it, but maybe worth having an alternative venue in mind?

Friday, October 02, 2009

Exciting Exhibition and Events in Bury St Edmunds

I spent today at the "Making and Mending" exhibition at the Bury St Edmunds Gallery. I really recommend it.

There are some great events, too. Today (2 October) and tomorrow (3 October)Celia Pym is busily darning items brought in by memebrs of the public.

Next week (Fri 9 and at 10 October)Kai-Oi Jay Yung will be making sock monkeys under an amazing wigwam made out of brightly coloured scraps of fabric. Jay would love it if local knitters came along to knit socks, make monkeys etc. I'm going to go along again on the Friday.

For fellow public transport lovers: the Bury St Edmunds bus leaves Drummer St at quarter to the hour and comes back from Bury St Edmunds bus station at quarter past.

Don't forget that there are also 3 yarn suppliers (Singer, Rendall's and Wibbling Wools in the centre of Bury St Edmunds) and, if you 'phone beforehand, you might even be able to combine it with a trip to the yarn Gallery in Flempton. Oh, and do go and take a look at the new lampost cozy outside Wibbling Wools.