Knitting Picnic for WWKIP Day 2018

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Come get your stitch on outside to celebrate World Wide Knit In Public (WWKIP) Day.

WWKIP Day is the largest knitter run event in the world so on Saturday 9 June, grab your current project, pack a picnic and come and join us in the great outdoors of Kings Heath Park to celebrate.

World Wide Knit In Public Day was started in 2005 by Danielle Landes as a way for knitters to come together and enjoy each others company. Knitting is traditionally seen as a solitary act, done behind the closed doors of the home. WWKIP Day was created to get knitters out of their houses and into the fresh air.

Knitting Picnic for WWKIP Day

Saturday 9 June

1:00 – 4:00pm

Kings Heath Park, Vicarage Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham B14 7TQ

General Information

We will be on the large grassed area facing Vicarage Road.

Please bring your own picnics and picnic blanket/chair(s).

Cartlands Tea Rooms is located within the park and serves breakfasts, light lunches, homemade cakes, loose leaf tea and ground coffee.

The main toilet block is located near the bowls hut, just past the glasshouses (a short walk form the main car park).  There are also toilets located within Cartlands Tea Rooms.

Wet weather contingency.  We will be in Cartlands Tea Rooms if the weather is wet.

May Hootenanny Reminder

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Don’t forget that it’s our May stitch hootenanny tomorrow night!

So pack up a project and come get your stitch on with us.  All are welcome – you don’t even have to be good!

Wednesday 9 May 2018

6-9pm

Tilt Birmingham.

Team Yarningham to Moonwalk

Two members of our team here at Stitches & Hos HQ are taking part in The Moonwalk London 2018 on the 12th May. Helen and her daughter Lilith, have signed up to Walk the Walk and raise money for Breast Cancer charities and research. In April last year, Helen was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Luckily, it was caught at an early stage and was successfully treated with surgery. Helen, Lilith, and the rest of their family want to give something back to the charities and research companies that work so hard to help so many.

On Saturday 28th April, we at Team Yarningham completed our final training walk in preparation for the Moonwalk 2018. In total we walked just under 21 miles!

The Moonwalk is an event raising money for Breast Cancer charities and research, organised by Walk the Walk. It is a marathon length walk in London beginning at midnight. Oh, and you do it in a decorated bra!

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We began our final walk in Stratford-Upon-Avon and we decided to walk along the canal. It rained and we were both quite muddy by the time we’d finished, but we kept going and cheered each other up.

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We spotted so many sheep! They kept walking up to the edge of their fields and watching us – they were so noisy! We also saw some ducks; including little fluffy ducklings, some geese and a swan.

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The Moonwalk is on May 12th, so if anyone wants to donate to a worthy cause, there’s still time. Follow the link Sponsor Team Yarningham

April 2018 Hootenanny

Wednesday evening saw the April edition of our monthly hootenanny.  Thanks to everyone who braved the cold, wet and miserable weather.  There may be little sign of spring but it didn’t put off us stitchers.

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Our next stitch up is Wednesday 9 May 6-9pm at Tilt.  Until then happy stitching.

April hootenanny reminder

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Don’t forget that it’s just one week until our April stitch hootenanny.

Pack up a project and come get your stitch on

Wednesday 11 April 2018

6-9pm

Tilt Birmingham.

Team Yarningham visit EYF

Last weekend Helen and I took a train to visit Edinburgh Yarn Festival.  The festival, now in it’s 5th year was bigger than ever.  This was our second visit to the festival and we had a great time.  Here are a few pictures from our trip.

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Leaving Birmingham

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We met Zebedee, who was on his very first train ride.

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Getting our stitch on, on the train.

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Cumbrian countryside whizzing past

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We’ve arrived!

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That’s one Big Knit Night!

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True dat!

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Excellent enamel pin from Stephen and Penelope

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The ladies at La Fee Fil stand had marvellous headgear

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Just that thing where we met Stephen West

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Team Yarningham Ravelry ID badges

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Takeaway cake for the journey home from Urban Angel bistro – delicious 

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Takeaway cake for the journey home from Urban Angel bistro

 

March 2018 Hootenanny

Thanks to everyone who came to our March hootenanny last week.  It was great to meet some new faces and see our regulars.

The night was a bit of a disaster on my part.  I forgot to bring the yarn I needed to work on my project so spent the evening watching other people stitch.

Here is the only photo I managed to take.

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Our next stitch hootenanny is Wednesday 11 April, 6-9pm at Tilt Birmingham. Until then, Happy Stitching!