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Saturday, January 20, 2007

more knitting news

This week has been busy at the shop again. The knitting beginners was packed again, lots of people to teach - very exciting! Although the crazy wind practically ruined London on Thursday so we had to cancel the beginners crochet. What more has to happen before we sit up and pay attention to the climate change crisis?

WaterAid's battle to end the global crisis in sanitation and water continues. There is a campaigners conference in Manchester next weekend, if you would like to attend you would be very welcome.

The last meeting at the shop was well attended, I had a bit of a cold so was slightly unprepared for how busy we were but it was great fun and brilliant to see some new faces. I even had a go at teaching someone very basic crochet.

Next weeks pub meeting , Wednesday 24 January, is at the Crown and 2 Chairmen, Dean Street, Soho where we have booked the upstairs room, just for us, so it will be gloriously smoke free. See you there, knitting.


Meanwhile, I looked after the place yesterday and welcomed a new delivery from Wales of some organic pure wool. It's amazing just to see a ball of wool in the colour of the sheep! After a few hours, thanks to Gerard, I already have a crocheted hat in chunky Jacob Marl, and I'm glad it's still cold enough to wear it.
And on the subject of hats...we had a few men around last night for our regular Friday night boys' knit night, including Giovanni, who finished off his mega-chunky ribbed hat. He's only been knitting for a couple of months and was disappointed with his previous hat efforts...but this time he went for it and got what he wanted. Big, bold, chunky and blue!



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