Saturday, October 31, 2009

Get your hallowig on!

This week we took over (no, really) Caffé Lucano which is proving to be a popular venue – maybe something to do with the milkshakes and cake? The most unique project of the evening was the Hallowig (as spied on being crafted in purple for a halloween costume – can’t wait to see how that turned out! There were all the usual suspects, plus we welcomed back the tapestry weaver as well, with the geologic feature progressing nicely upwards. With christmas coming up, there are a lot of gifts in the making, and it seems scarves and socks are the order of the season, being winter and all. I hope your loved ones appreciate their handmade gifts. The other standout feature of the evening was the small hearts being knitted by one of our illustrious leaders, as part of a charity drive to honour a City Knitter who passed away recently.

For now I think the group is happy with Lucano, so we shall be there for the foreseeable future, so please do come along and join the knitting (crocheting, weaving etc) fun.

Cynthia, via Hugh (who prefers to think of himself as more of an 'email monkey').

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Metropolitan knitting

Well, yesterday evening we all went to give Metropole a visit, down Newington way. We did some impromptu furniture rearranging, drank some rather elaborate hot chocolate, and did some knitting, some crochet, and even some weaving!
Projects included the beginnings of a very cool lacy shawl, an alpaca hat knit perfect for highland-visiting, and some awesome geological weaving been done on a little hand-loom. I'm also still excited that my mint tea was made with real mint, and also discovered that the library is open right up to knitting-time on wednesday evenings!

We also decided that next week we'll go back to Caffe Lucano for a second visit, so I'll make sure everyone gets reminded of that before then.


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Bloggy, come back

Hi folks! The City Knitty blog has been away for quite a while now, but I think it's high time it made a comeback.

This week (well, last week now) City Knitty went adventuring to Caffe Lucano, in search of lighter and less cramped knitting opportunities.
Knitting projects included a very complicated pair of stranded mittens, and some first steps into crochet! I'm told there was a greeeeen shawl around too, though I missed that one myself. We also ate cake, admired shiny electronics, and heard disturbing things about Cthulhu toys.

Next week, back to the Elephant House, then possibly on to visit a few more places. We also have an upcoming City Knitty birthday, which we should really think of some way to celebrate.
Happy knitting!