Saturday, June 25, 2005

Knit Lincs

Today was knitting group day - HOORAY!! It was our first meeting and three of us came - me, Debbie and Lorraine. It was SO cool knitting with other people! We had a good explore of The Hub Craft Centre (in Sleaford, Lincolnshire), an amazing building. In fact I was amazed with Sleaford as a whole. It used to be a slightly grebby little market town (I was at secondary school there for 7 years) but now things are happening - they have roundabouts, one way systems (which I went round twice, oops) and groovy places like The Hub! The Hub is enormous and has a cafe, shop, exhibitions, galleries, classrooms, things happening and space to sit and knit! We ended up at the top, where a balcony runs round one entire end of the building. The light was brilliant and there were comfy seats. In fact we got so settled in, chatting, knitting and looking at patterns that we forgot to go down for a coffee before the cafe shut! Oops.

We had a good laugh about the dreadful Teen Knits book (see previous post) & Debbie had brought along a copy of Rebecca magazine, which had a pattern which she thought would work with my HipKnits cotton (also see a previous post!). I really like the idea so watch this space... The time went soooo quickly.

Meanwhile, I'm feeling rather pleased with myself for driving to Sleaford and back - it's only 20 miles each way but that's the furthest I've driven for about three years. Of course, the disadvantage with taking the car is that you can't knit and drive at the same time, unlike on a train...

Thanks for the mention on your blog, Mary Anne! Thanks to Cathy for the comment on my last post and what else was I going to put here? Oh yes. I saw on Lixie Knits It something about virtual pets, followed the link and the result is KnittyKitty, now purring in the side navigation thing. You can get her to chase a thing which looks like a ball of yarn on the end of a stick!

Sorry no photos for this post. There will be some soon as there is plenty of knitting TV tonight (Casualty and something called "The girl in the cafe") so should get LOADS done! Must remember to cast off loosely on Fondant's neck, otherwise my head won't fit through...

2 comments:

Amelia said...

Knitting with others is just great. You get to learn so much and compare notes. I just love it. I hope you get to see your new knitting pals lots!

Tracy said...

I agree, there's alot to be said for knitting chums, even if they're on the other end of a blog it's still nice to have someone to share your triumphs and mistakes.