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An Italian Knit Night

An Italian Knit Night

Tonight, Wednesday 18 Jan, is Knit Night from 6.30pm until 9 at jelly ArtPad (that’s the one upstairs at 42 Market Place) and it is also the last Knit Night for Barbara before she returns to Milan – so that makes it Campari O’Clock?

In other news, to try to be more organised or otherwise known as “less-confusing” from forthwith the 1st and 3rd Wednesday evening sessions shall be referred to as Knit Night, the 2nd Wednesday daytime sessions shall be Purl Day. Thank you to everyone who responded to our request for help locking and unlocking and blogging. So as Barbara departs, the team of Alison, Mel, Ella, Laura and Suzanne are joined by Gillian and Pat. Thank you all.

Ci vediamo alla serata dei lavoretti a maglia!


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Warming up for Winter

It was chilly and getting dark in Coopers at the last evening knit session so from the next session (2 November) we will return to the jelly at 42 Market Place on the first and third Wednesday of each month.

The daytime knit session (2nd Wednesday of each month ) will actually be in The Coopers this month for a change.

Keep warm, keep knitting

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A special treat of Llamas

Have you seen this?

It is a safe link so don’t worry, it just involves llamas and typing

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Shetland Wool Week Envy

Wish I could be there but then I get to spend time instead with my growing teenagers on their birthday 10/10.
Knitted presents anyone?

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Heritage Weekend

These past few days (from Thursday 8 September) you could have found us in Jacksons Haberdashery and Wool Department as part of of the National Heritage Open Days – as from Emma’s earlier post here, we were on hand to help people with knitting dilemmas, help new knitters and just have a general chat – sounds like a perfect outcast day.

A special big thank you to all the outcasts that came to help with running the sessions including Melanie Nabarro, Debbie Orr, Kira Moffat and Emma Bradbury. Not forgetting the hard work bringing the pattern booklet together by Pat Lewis and the wonderful designs. Here’s a sneaky few shots from the photo day.

There booklets are a limited first edition run of 100 only, containing 8 patterns to knit and crochet:
* Classic Cloche
* Garden Twisty (crochet)
* Choker (crochet)
* Brioche Stripe
* 40′s Cherry Brooch
* Evening Out Gloves
* Mabel Bonnet
* Heritage Bag

They will be on sale, priced £6, this coming Thursday 15th September, 6-9pm as part of The Vintage Catwalk in Market Place, Reading. Alternatively leave a comment here to reserve a copy and we will be in touch to organise getting the booklet to you.

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Reworking the Old and the New

It’s almost here, Heritage Weekend starts on Thursday (it’s a long weekend, okay..). We will be in Jacksons of Reading from Thursday 11am, running a special beginners knit workshop/ informal knit lounge to a more advanced knit surgery. Pop by and see us, we will be there Thursday 11am-4pm, Friday 11am-2pm, Saturday 11am-3pm. Here’s a sneaky peek of a special A5 booklet created by some of the talented outcasts, costing £6 this first edition is limited to 100 copies containing 8 new designs. Available from Thursday 8th September, grab one before they run out.

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knit night venue change

Dear All
Just to let you know that for this week knit night will move to The Coopers Arms, 29-31 Market Place as Amys Ghost rehearsing at jelly on Wednesday 3 August. Amy will answer the phone for anyone who forgets and goes to jelly but see you all at the Coopers

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A bit of a pimp…

I belong to an online knitting group (ah, yes another one….) ~ the Etsyknitters ~ we receive daily mailings through our yahoo group which is worldwide and I was so excited to receive this mailing…..

Four years in Stockholm, it could only be one person …. knitting for art

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Talented friends and a wind knitting factory

MMmmmmmmm, yarn cake (what am I thinking after last weeks yarn sale and the gorgeous yarn club from skeinqueen, I surely have enough!).  There are so many things out there that I want to design and then things I have seen that I want to knit and then there are the talented designs from the outcast knitters:
The outcasts are aplenty with knitting talents, quirky, offbeat and beautiful so here’s a little snippet of some

Bombella: Ella has so many fab ideas, I had in my mind that I would only pick one piece but hell I can’t do that (in fact I would have picked all of them) but here are two cuties, the intrepid fox and the highbury vest.

KurlyKnits – Snowglade mitts

Billybrown – Porthmeor

Skeinqueen – sweet chicory socks

Joyuna A perfect pattern for anyone who bought some Angel at last weeks yarn sale, The Grateful Crane shawl

You can find all these patterns on Ravelry (and more).

Now all I need is probably one of these:

Wind Knit Factory

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A post hijack!

It’s teenage knitter’s turn to write the blog post but I think she will let me off…

as I have just been unloading the car into jelly with the yarn for tomorrow’s yarn sale.

Never been to an outcasts yarn sale?

Well it can be a little crazy as it’s all top quality yarn for £1 per ball/ skein – so far I have spotted

Debbie Bliss: angel, lima, baby cashmerino, cotton glace, felted tweed, aran, paloma (new yarn type), glen, viva..

Then there is some rowan pure breeds

Sale starts at 5.30pm tomorrow, Wednesday 28 June, at jelly, 42 Market Place, Reading. We won’t be laying the table with tea and cake as normal as that space will be covered in yarn but feel free to bring your knitting along and there will be self service hot drinks and a honesty box if you need a cuppa.

See you tomorrow!

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