Just a quick reminder that Granny Green’s will not be at Akva tomorrow night as the bar is closed for a private function. See you next week (23rd Jan) at Akva as per usual.
See you tomorrow night at Akva for new year crafting! We’ll be there from 6pm.
Just to confirm that Granny Greens will NOT be meeting at Akva tomorrow night (5th Dec).
We will be back at Akva next week (12th Dec) for our usual Monday night meet up and to collect all donations of winter woollies for Edinburgh Direct Aid.
See you soon Grannies!
Granny Greens is collecting winter woollies for Edinburgh Direct Aid.
In November and December we will be knitting and crocheting hats and other winter woollies to donate to Edinburgh Direct Aid.
Throughout the month we will also be collecting toiletries, simple first aid supplies, school supplies and craft supplies.
Final collection: Akva, 6-8pm 12th Dec 2016.
For more information about collections, destinations and other ways you can help: www.edinburghdirectaid.com
Fancy learning to knit? Feeling a bit rusty? Want to meet new friends?
Join ‘Granny Green’s Big Night Out’ at Akva (http://www.bodabar.com/akva/), 6-8pm on Monday 14th November for an evening of crafting fun. Plenty of help on hand for beginners who just want to ‘give it a go’.
Check out our website (http://grannygreens.co.uk/) and Facebook page for more information.
After a somewhat busy and adventurous summer break Granny Greens is looking forward to settling down for some serious crafting as autumn approaches. As per usual we have avoided meeting in the city centre over the festival period, however following one last hurrah (next meet up is at the Hawes Inn at South Queensferry on the 12th September) we will be back to our usual Monday night meet-ups 6-8pm at Akva (http://www.bodabar.com/akva/) from 19th September.
The summer has seen meet-ups at the Edinburgh Book Festival, at Portabello and Penicuik. A brunch/crafternoon recently saw 13 bags sewn for ‘Beads of Courage’ (http://www.beadsofcourage.org/) which will be going to the children’s ward at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. Despite the production line much cake and yummies were consumed!
The other ‘new hobby’ occupying many Granny Greeners of late is the closing down sale of the haberdashery department at Jenners. Its very sad that it is going and the very helpful and knowledgeable staff will be missed. Granny Greeners have been acquiring bargains left right and centre – threads, yarns and needles. Should we ever lose Mary its possible we’ll now find her under a neon yarn avalanche!
If you can make it to South Queensferry on the 12th we’d love to see you there. If not, see you at Akva on the 19th. New and old members welcome!
Today Granny Green went to the seaside! This being Scotland the umbrellas got a good outing but the clouds parted long enough for a meander down the beach at North Berwick. Much cake was eaten and tea consumed. Crafty projects were worked upon and the world put to rights! We were also lucky enough to stumble across the lovely Chandlers tea room and yarn shop. We gazed enviously at their beautiful hand-dyed yarns, crocheted blankets, scarves and cowls (…and may have purchased some!). We were made very welcome and will be visiting again soon!
On Monday 4 July Granny Green’s will be meeting at Akva rather than the Melville. This is a trial for a potential venue change. See you there!
Next week in addition to the usual drop in session at the Melville, we’ll having a mouse and owl crafting session because….well why not!
For mouse makers: you will need odd bits of DK yarn and 3.5 and 4mm needles. These wee mice are knit flat and seamed and stuffed with a bit of something. We will bring along copies of the pattern, but here is a link in case you want to check it out in advance.
Owl fans: for next week you will also need odd bits of DK yarn in various colours, a 3.25mm crochet hook and stuffing. I’ll order some safety eyes which should arrive in time. The pattern is from mojimoji designs. Again we’ll bring some copies of the pattern.
See you soon!