Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Yarn crawling

You have heard of pub crawling, once the staple of freshers weeks (perhaps it still is) and stag nights, before they became stag weekends and chaps had to jet off to places like Amsterdam or even Riga.  

Well this Saturday if you are in London look out for yarn crawlers (you can even join them if you are quick).

It's the day of The Great London Yarn Crawl

Nine groups of knitters (Romney, BFL, Swaledale, Cheviot, Jacob, Wensleydale, Shetland, Suffolk and Teesdale) will be knitting their way around yarn shops by train, tube and bus.  A little footwork will also be involved, I for one would like to see if I can knit walking! Maybe not! But one thing's for sure I am taking this project as there is nothing like plain rounds of knit stitch when you want to chat and int at the same time. It's the Waterlilly sweater from the spring edition of Pom-Pom Mag knitted in Kettle Yarn Co's beautiful Islington in Old Smoke colourway

Each group will be properly looked after by two well briefed guides.  This is us at Sunday's briefing meeting.

There will be goodie bags

And an after party, sponsored by the awesome Pom-Pom Mag

The whole thing is the brain child of Alli and Rachel of Yarn In The City and all net proceeds are donated to Refuge a charity that provides a safe place for women and children escaping domestic violence

Hope to see some of you are going to be there (do please let me know in the comments if you are)




Unknown said...

I am Crawling! So looking forward to it!

SallyWool said...

Love the knitting volunteer shot! Everyone had a great time last year, see you at the after party!

Jennifer Hays said...

This sounds like so much fun. Enjoy!

Anita said...

Yarn crawling sounds more fun than pub crawling any day!! I love your pic of the ladies knitting but I wouldn't want to look at it on a Monday morning just before going to would make me chuck a sickie!! lol
Cheers, Anita.

Eatsruns said...

Looks really fun! Unfortunately I have to work.

PixieMum said...

Should have read this blog before the Yarn Crawl not afterwards. Had a brilliant time, cannot believe that I managed the whole day, especially as we climbed to the top deck of the London omnibuses each time, plus climbing stairs at tube stations.

Would have liked to have met other bloggers and BBers at the Kings Cross party but there wasn't the opportunity so will attempt to say hello next year.

Annie Cholewa said...

Nothing worse than reading about something you'd have liked to take part in after it happens. Although between being 100s of miles away and currently forbidden to knit while my shoulder problem's sorted I guess I'd have had to give it a miss even if I had read about it in time. I hope it was everything you hoped for. Did you get to Yarndale this last weekend? I had to miss that too, sob.