Hello, and welcome to our very first blog post! Here you will find details of what we are plotting/scheming as a society, things we have done, things we are about to do, links to websites/blogs/yarn shops we like, and many more exciting things I'm sure! We are also going to have a pattern of the week, so watch out :-)
For those of you that know nothing about us, we are a brand new society at the University of Birmingham, created for all the yarn lovers out there. We had our first meeting on wednesday and almost 30 people turned up, who a whole range of different skills and abilities. We are currently deciding when our weekly meeting will be so please watch this space.
At the moment we are trying to knit hats for the innocent smoothie campaign. You know every year when the little bottles of innocent smoothies have hats on in supermarkets?? Well they are knitted by random volunteers accross the country, and 25p made from each smoothie bought with a hat on goes to age UK. As a society, we have teamed up with the amazing Oli at innocent, and in exchange for 5 free knitting kits we are going to try and knit as many hats as possible to send in to innocent. We don't have much time though guys - the deadline is a week today...so please come on down to the gun barrels 4-7 on sunday and spend a few hours knitting a smoothie hat or two...it can be your good dead for the day :-) Can't make sunday? Fear not, you can make a hat from the confines of your own home or make some at our meeting next wednesday. Our society aim is 50 hats and i think we are on about 12 so far. For more info see http://www.innocentdrinks.co.uk/bigknit/
Other plans for the term include joining stitches and ho's monthly stitch and bitch with live music in moseley, teaming up with the lovely Alice at Stitch Perfect [http://stitchperfect.co.uk/ ]at the Custard Factory to possibly arrange a screening at the electric cinema for knitters - this sounds posher than it is, its actually just watching a film with the lights left on so we can knit - and arranging some workshops ourselves: beginners knit and crochet, felting, beading etc. Closer to Christmas we hope to do a spot of knit graffitti in mermaid square, and also learn to knit some Christmassy decorations!
That's all for now, happy knitting :-)
Oh and I must point out - half of us are Team Knit and half Team Crochet, so when we say knitting, this word can be interchanged with crocheting!