Monday, 27 October 2008

Knit Night

Knit Night will be on as usual at the Jelly from 7 pm on Wednesday 29th October 2008. In addition, the Jelly will host Felix' workshop on Knitted Vegetables on Halloween night from 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm. All details are available on:

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Knit Night

Knit Night will not be on at the Jelly this Wednesday, 22nd October 2008. The Outcast knitters will be off to the Charity Private View of the Affordable Art Fair in London. You can check details of the Art Fair, which will run from Thursday 23rd October to Sunday 26th October, on

But we will be Wednesday 29th October at the Jelly from 7 pm.

Friday, 17 October 2008

the hats are on their way

So here they all are, ready to travel to Fruit Towers to the lovely innocent people, if you missed what we were up to, it's all here. 228!

Thank you everyone, Jan at the Post Office who kept making more, the Esmerk team who just couldn't stop knitting and even those innocent bystanders/ people trying to enjoy cake on a Sunday who got dragged in

And an extra big THANK YOU to Jon and all his lovely staff, including Cat and her amazing macaroons, at Picnic for welcoming our knit takeover and keeping the kettle on.

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

A new baby to knit for

Beatty and Ben have literally just become first time parents of a little boy, I don't know a name yet as Granny Bridget texted me. Good timing I think as I saw this lovely snuggle sack on the purlbee.

Sorry for the gratuitous yellow, I can't help myself....

And whilst we are in the subject of yellow, I shall say the words, VINTAGE again - wow, how much you love the vintage stuff so knit night this very Wednesday 15th October will be a plethora of cheese and pineapple on sticks and smelly old patterns rootled out form the bottom of the cupboard or some other unmentionables.

I know you will love the family trunkt project, go on, I encourage you to open the trunk.

Sunday, 5 October 2008

Saving the odd ones under the pile or rubble

On a very cold and windy Saturday afternoon I found myself on my knees in a charity shop going through a pile of old knitting patterns. The pile didn't look very inspiring with all its 1980s ladies looking at me in big pompomning shoulders and fluorescent makeup but I kept rummaging and found two 1960s patterns for gloves and tea cosies. I guess sometimes you really have to look harder to find the odd ones...

Then I found this article in the new issue of the BBC Homes & Antiques magazine about the Knockando Woodmill, which lies in a Scottish valley and looks like a disused mill. But if one looks harder through the pile of rusty roofs and shaky walls, there is a working weaving mill which uses the same tools as when it started 200 years ago. The mill needs help to survive through the 21st century and beyond, and if it does survive it might start producing yarn for sale. So I guess that sometimes the little gems do lie under a pile of uninspiring 'rubble' be it paper or bricks and steel.

The image of the mill is from: