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Thursday, November 16, 2006

IKL at The Retro Bar on 15th November

We've been going to The Retro Bar for a few years now, mainly for their Tuesday night pop quiz and the occasional Eurovision party. We like to think of it as our local, even if it's not actually our local. It took us a while to get round to knitting there but I don't quite know why. The upstairs bar was spot on, enough room for all us all and some extra, which is just as well because tonight's meeting was the biggest yet (I think...I stopped counting a few months ago!). As ever, loads of old and new faces and plenty of stuff to be getting on with. It was a great night and we were predictably there until after 11, some of us even still knitting! So, thanks to everyone who came and thanks too to Wendy (who looked glorious) and the staff at The Retro. We'll be there again I'm sure.

Here's a selection of pics of current works-in-progress from tonight's group, just to prove that we do get some knitting done in between the drinking and the blathering.

Chris - bloody impressed by this! Yeah, so there's a few holes (a bit of character) but I remember teaching you your first few rows at the Duke of Argyll a few meetings back....look at him go! Aww, I'm so proud.

Also, in a packed programme tonight...

Hats....



Socks...



Jumpers...

Honeymoon bolero jackets (in black?)...

Shrouds...

Finger knitting...

Drinking...

and profound conversations about the fabric of the universe, Halloween costumes loaded with maggots, conjugated verbs, 'to showjump or not to showjump?', Lordi and chocolate money.

Thank you knitters, you are all gorgeous. We're off to Rotterdam on Friday morning for some official Dutch Stitching 'n' Bitching so boys' night on Friday will be in the capable hands of Stefan, Jon, Tom, Eamonn and assorted men who knit. We'll be back on Sunday with lovely Dutch photos and stories from Holland. Meanwhile there are some new pics up on our MySpace group page (click the 'chat to us....blah blah blah' on the top of our right hand column to see them).

Craig

IKL

PS I HATE Blogger. Three pics and it won't do anymore. What's that about? Frustrating to say the least.

2 comments:

Yvonne said...

Have a fabulous time in Rotterdam and say hello to miriam for me! I'm in wild and wet Cardiff and have loads of Knit a River flyers to hand out

rudolf said...

The shroud, or maybe cowl, got finished just over two weeks after that Wednesday meeting. I ought to have saved it for a photo, but the person it was intended for liked it enough to want to wear it There And Then. I shall just have to make another one, I suppose. Any takers for a cowl designed by a friar?!!!