Saturday, 13 February 2010

Knit your own socks.

Today's title may sound like an order, but it was infact the name of the workshop which started last Saturday.

Here are a couple of pictures of some of the lovely ladies that joined me in the Courtyard Coffeehouse in Brackley for the 1st of three workshops. We cast on in the round and knitted a section of rib. Some people practiced casting on more that once - but we all know that practice makes perfect!! We all left with the first sock well on the way and everyone was smiling - so all in all a success. We will be meeting again on the 27th to learn to turn the heel and at the beginning of March to decrease for the toe and master grafting. This is a picture of our table, so you can see that there was lots going on!

If you would like to learn to knit socks, but missed our workshop this time, keep an eye on the workshop link on the right for future dates.

The other very exciting news is that we have set a date for our first PubCraft Night: 1st March 7.30pm at the Red Lion pub in Brackley. All are welcome, please bring a small crafting project along and prepare to make new crafting friends.

Workshop booking are coming in at a steady trickle, so if there is something that you fancy coming along to, please download a booking form and send it to me to confirm your place.

That's it for now folks. X

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

A huge welcome

I would like to say a great big HELLO and welcome to Sarah of Noahs Ark Crafts who became a member of the Pin Money Craft Co-operative on Monday. Pop over to to have a look at her blog. She has updates of what crafty things have been inspiring her and also recipes. The sticky toffee pudding looks fabulous and I can't wait to try it out. There is also a link from blog to Sarah's etsy and folksy shops, so get clicking and shopping! I met Albie owl from Sarah's 'made by you' range. He is really cute!!
So nothing ever happens in Brackley - well that myth has been well and truly consigned to the bin after Saturday's event in the Town Hall. It felt like the whole world was there, and it was non stop chatting from 9 till 4. We demonstrated some peg looming and spinning, so thank you if you were one of the willing (some less so) volunteers that helped us out.
The sock knitting workshop starts on Saturday. We will be casting on and ribbing the cuff on Saturday and then meeting again on the 27th of Feb to turn the heel. Finally finishing off decreasing for the toe and mastering the kitchener stitch on 13th March. There are still 2 places left, so if you fancy coming but haven't got your booking form in yet, download it and get it to me as soon as you can. Don't forget to check out our other workshops on the link on the right.
The last bit of exciting news is that we will be launching our website early next week (all being well, and if the computer gremlins play nicely) so look out for that, and put the 1st Monday of the month on the calendar as we will be organising crafty get togethers in the pub on that day. Venue still to be arranged, but I will let you know as soon as I know!!
Keep on crafting. X