There is a rumour, with some foundation in truth, it has to be said, that handmadebysoo will shortly be relocating to Lincoln. Travelling back from Lincoln to Aylesford this afternoon by train handmadebysoo was crocheting granny squares, natch (!) which led to a lovely conversation with a complete stranger, but fellow knitter, so therefore already a friend, about the best way to use up the stash before the husband becomes too aware of it. It seems that knitting (and crochet) do indeed help break through the great North/South divide. Mr handmadebysoo is already concerned that the Aylesford stash is going to need its very own pantechnicon to make its way up to Lincoln in a couple of weeks’ time. How many granny squares could humanly be created between now and then to avoid this prophecy coming true? The answer is, not that many considering there is the rest of the house to pack up, too, not just the knitting wool!
Never mind, normal business continues amid the chaos of our impending move up north and the Aylesford Knitting Group will be meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, as usual. Here’s a lovely photo of DeeDee taken by our Japanese visitor. It was a rare moment of posing on DeeDee’s part as she usually runs towards anyone showing her the slightest attention (some would call this tarty behaviour, but we could not possibly pass on such a derogatory remark about such an elderly and revered ‘lady’!) which kind of spoils any photo opportunities.
In case you were wondering whether to get up from your garden chair and head over to Aylesford this evening with your knitting, I am happy to let you know that the Aylesford Knitting Group will be meeting tonight, usual time, usual place.
There will also be cake, courtesy of a Hummingbird Cafe recipe. Yum!
handmadebysoo is pleased to offer a Crochet for Beginners workshop next month in Aylesford.
On Thursday evening, 3 April, from 6pm to 7.30pm or Saturday afternoon, 5 April, from 2.30pm to 4pm, you can learn the very basics of crochet, from your very first chain to a fully finished granny square.
Can’t make either date? Ask about a one-to-one class just for you!
Learn to crochet a granny square
Have you always dreamed of learning to crochet?
Would you love to make a fabulous, vintage-style granny square blanket?
Now’s your chance to learn the basics.
So sorry, but unfortunately we will have to postpone the drop in knitting session this evening. We hope to be able to resume next week. Apologies for any inconvenience. All those pre-registered have been contacted.
All enquiries, please, by email to email@example.com or call 01622 792710. Thank you.
handmadebysoo is introducing a ‘drop in’ learn to knit opportunity in February. No regular classes to attend. No up front fee. Simply pay as you go. Any Wednesday evening complete beginners can come along between 6pm and 7.30pm. You will receive coaching from the very beginning. Come along for as many sessions as you like until you feel you are a confident knitter. Only £6 for each session you choose to attend.
If you can’t make Wednesdays or need a different time, please contact us for details of one-to-one sessions available.
Please contact us at handmadebysoo if you’d like to learn to knit on Wednesdays.
Just in case you were wondering … the Aylesford Knitting Group will be meeting tonight, usual time and place. It’s our first meeting of the New Year, so let’s share our knitting resolutions. My number one plan is to work through my WIPs without starting too many new projects. Let’s see how long that lasts! Oops! I fear I may already have broken that particular resolution.
Never mind. As I always say – you’re not a proper knitter until you have at least 9 or 10 projects on the go at once!