We talk a bit about our lovely day out at the seaside for the Brighton Knit and Make Social, which was a rousing success! There was a bit of stash enhancement, but it wasn't too bad... We also made it through the Nike Women's 10km run with unscathed and with pretty decent times!
What's going on:
26-27th June - Woolfest, Cockermouth, Cumbria
4-5th July: Fabrications 15th Birthday Celebration
19th July: Introduction to Lace Knitting with Jemima Bicknell at Loop.
What we're working on:
Allison has finished her Mind the Gap socks, featuring the amazing Mind the Gap self striping sock yarn from Trailing Clouds. She's working on the Pebble Beach Shawlette by Helen Stewart of Curious Handmade, and is swatching for her version of Karie Westermann's Byatt Shawl in Viola baby alpaca/cashmere/silk. She's finished up her Rocky Mountain Dyeworks BFL/silk fibre in True Turquoise, and is getting a bit panicked about all the projects she needs to finish before she shoots off on holiday this summer.
Rachel has finished spinning up some truly amazing wool/flax blend in "Lobster" from Spunky Eclectic. She's making great progress on her Byatt for the GLYC 2015 KAL, and slower progress on her lined mittens for the Not-A-KAL KAL (now finished).
All the announcements (squee!):
1. GLYC ROUTES
We've got the 2015 GLYC Routes up and ready to go! This year we've put together 12 routes, with 10 slots on each route, so we look forward to having 120 Yarn Crawlers join us this year! Tickets will go on sale at 10:00 am on 1 July, and will be £18 each - this includes admission to the Yarn in the City Pop-Up Marketplace for the special GLYC Kick Off Party, and after your route is finished.
We put a call out for Volunteers for both GLYC Yarn Guides and for the Pop-Up Marketplace - please get in touch if you are interested in volunteering for either event!
3. NEW WORKSHOPS ANNOUNCED
We are thrilled to also be able to announce that we will be extending the yarny fun throughout the entire GLYC weekend, with the addition of two workshops on Sunday, 6th September, taught by the fabulous Kate Atherley. More details on the workshops can be found here.
You can find us on Ravelry, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. Please don't hesitate to share your thoughts and feedback with us, and please come say hi at any of the events we're attending if you get a chance! Everyone is also more then welcome to come join our Wednesday night knit group from 7-9 pm (or longer) at The Goat on the Rise, Clapham SW11 1EQ.
Music credits (all available on NoiseTrade)
Loneliness & Alcohol - Jars of Clay
Everything You've Done Wrong - Sloan
Fierce Flawless - Ani Difranco
Crazy Life - Toad the Wet Sprocket