Granny Green’s Big Night Out: 18th October 2010
This Monday at Granny Green’s Big Night Out we’re in craft workshop mode and, as I mentioned in the post below, as a result of feedback and conversations it’s a Collaborative Knitting Workshop. Not a workshop where we all do some some knitting on one giant project (as was suggested!) but, regardless of skill level, working with others to improve it. Beginners paired with those advanced people happy to teach, and experienced knitters working to learn new skills from others. It’s a brilliant opportunity to get to know other people at Granny Green’s and to advance your skills!
In the previous post, and at Granny Green’s last Monday, there has been some discussion about potential patterns for beginners, and some of the links that people have been suggesting (thank you!) are below. Please join in the discussion if you have any ideas or thoughts.
[Vicki also brought along a pattern for a headband (actually the World’s Cutest Headband!) and an iPod cosy which I love but can’t link to right now as I’m not at home, but will link up as soon as I can.]
What to bring? For beginners, if you have any knitting needles or wool (yarn!), bring them along. If you’re just beginning you might not want to rush out and buy anything too expensive, but if you fancy buying some yarn something cheap and cheerful that you don’t mind being turned into something that might not resemble a work of art straight away is probably a good bet! If there’s a dream project you have in mind, maybe bring it along if you can to show others.
Experienced knitters – if you have any needles or wool that you’re happy to share with beginners, please bring them along (thank you in advance!), and if there’s anything you have you think might help people learn, please do bring it too. Also – is there a project/technique you’re working on but can’t quite get the hang of? Bring it along and maybe someone can help y0u. Please also bring along some things you’ve made and are happy to have handled so we can all get some inspiration and ideas!
Also, mostly as an aside, if you’re thinking of coming along but not sure if you should, please do! I’ll try and introduce myself to any new faces (if I don’t catch you in time, just ask someone to point me (Sarah) out – though I’m usually the obviously loud and short one!), and do the introductions to others, so if you’re not too comfortable with new groups (and I genuinely know the feeling) I really hope we can make it as easy and enjoyable as possible. Just come along and try it and see how it goes!