Sunday, 28 September 2008

Thank you!

Thank you, all of you dear Outcastians

What an afternoon, the sun shone, the knittarazzi came and took some snaps, we ate cake, drank tea, knitted, enjoyed the sun and then quickly it was over..... 109 hats complete in 3 hours.

Thank you all x x x x

superstars x x x x x

Monday, 22 September 2008

The Big Knit Marathon 2008

Just a reminder for the Big Knit Marathon sponsored by Innocent drinks for Age Concern. The Outcastians will meet at Picnic in Reading from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm on Sunday 28th September 2008 to knit lots of cute little hats to go on Innocent bottles. Some of us have already tried our millinery creations on our favourite models like Willow the cat.

Her mummy Jenny knitted this beautiful creation which could be reproduced for winter skiing in Switzerland! Very becoming indeed!

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Happy Birthday Wildfennel

Image from Memake -

Happy Birthday to Wildfennel today!

Love from your knitty friends xxxx

See below post about Knit night tomo

Yarn pRon

There is this kind

or this kind

Choose at will

Knit will be back at the usual place this week, from 7pm at jelly workshops.

Monday, 15 September 2008

Event: All-day workshop: “Stitching Into Your Knitting”
Tutor: Sarah Hazell
Date: Saturday, 11 October
Time: 10.00am to 4.30pm
Cost: £35, payable at time of booking

New in conjunction with Rowan’s 30th Anniversary collection, this workshop teaches how to confidently add embroidered decorations to your knitted projects. Participants will produce a decorative panel which incorporates intarsia and embroidery. Suitable for knitters of intermediate to advanced levels looking to extend their skills.

Rowan workshops include lunch, refreshments and all materials. Guests are asked only to bring a pen and paper for optional note-taking. In addition, a 10% voucher will be offered for use on the day for all Rowan and Rowan Classic purchases. Spaces are limited, so best to book early.

You can book by either visiting the Haberdashery Department in John Lewis, or by calling 0118 9575955 ex. 4450.

Friday, 12 September 2008

As life becomes more technologically advanced we tend to cling to certain basic and fundamental things

quote from Andrew Salmond, Creative Exhibitions

The joys of knitting - the debate was is this just a temporary return? What do you think?
Information here

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Big Bang Knitting Wednesday

Captain Kirk Knitting chart
Knitting Chart

The end of the life, the universe and everything?

Wednesday is Big Bang Day but it's also knit night. This week we are going to Sally's. Please contact us if you need directions. Same time as normal. See you there.

Monday, 8 September 2008

Happy Birthday Ginko

Wishing Ginko a Happy Birthday for Tuesday from all your chums at Outcast.

We hope that dress is nearly finished!


Thursday, 4 September 2008

old fashioned knitted things

A little treat for you old fashioned knitters (who, us?), some free vintage knitwear downloads..... mmmmmm

They look quite glam but a photoshoot in a field of sheep is not neccessary.

A new book of vintage patterns recreated into current knit speak is available here

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

New hats, new shoes, a wedding maybe?

I was completely inspired by Wildfennels post below and the fact that we are returning to our newly wed knitter, bombella's house this week for knit night so I thought we should celebrate the love of knitting.

Any newly wed hubby who invites a group of renegade knitters to his house is a keeper!

image from the cast off wedding

Knit night for Wednesday 3rd September will be at Bombella's - contact me for directions