Posted in Knitting
January 29, 2007

A Knit At The Movies

Cute article on knitting at the movies in Scotland:

It sounds unlikely, but knitting at the movies could become Glasgow’s coolest new trend.

Wool buffs are venturing out from behind closed doors to indulge in a special knitting night at Stefan King’s cinema in the trendy West End.

Dozens are taking their number fours away from the fireside and into the Grosvenor Cinema in Ashton Lane for Tuesday knit at the movies.

The unusual gathering will take place on January 30 and was the brainchild of Katherine Walker, who runs K1 Yarns Knitting Boutique in the West End.

Hey, I brought my knitting when we went to see Sin City in the theatre… why not?

In “ooh! pretty!” news, check this out: a cardiganized Sweet with collar by Ellen Bloom. Pattern by Amy dearest is here if you want one, too.

Speaking of crochet (knit, too — especially socks), Crystal Palace has two amazing new yarns called Panda Cotton and Bamboozle. They’re 55% bamboo, 24% cotton and 21% elastic nylon. Panda Cotton is the perfect weight for socks or crochet, and Bamboozle is slightly thicker. Every sample knit in either yarn at TNNA was just yummy. If you’re a sock person, you should also check out Panda Wool, which is 46% bamboo, 43% wool and 11% nylon. When Amy and I were poking all the skeins and samples, the closest comparison we we could come up with was Cascade Fixation, except the swatch texture is not so nubbly. Bamboozle would probably be a really nice substitution for Fixation in Jenna’s Knitgrrl 2 tank top pattern, too.

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  • Sally Black

    Just in case any of your readers want to try knitting
    in a movie theater in Scotland….

    Bagpipes and Drum rolls please…Stitchawaytours.com is pleased to announce their
    The Wild and Wooly Scotland Tour
    July 15th – 22nd, 2007
    $2,775.00 per person double occupancy

    For all the special details, classes, demos and a day by day itinerary, please click to…

    Why wild and wooly you ask?

    Wild because the Scottish highlands offer some of the most wild, untamed, dramatic scenery
    one can imagine. It’s beyond words, simply breath taking. There are few organized tours of
    Scotland that escort travelers into the truly scenic off the beaten track areas.

    Wooly because this trip isn’t just about knitting…It’s about
    sheep & border collies, sheparding, weaving, knitting, crocheting, dying, spinning…all the
    history and mystery that has been passed down over the centuries, through the generations
    to influence the fiber artists of today.

    Stitchawaytours.com President Sally Black is certified by the Tourist board of Scotland
    Scottish Travel Specialist. She has designed this intimate trip ideal for individualized
    class attention. Traveling with small numbers enables the group to visit more non-touristy
    places for a real feel of what makes Scotland such a fabulous place for fiber artists.
    Spouses, family and friends who would like to come along for the tour are most
    welcome to do so. There is a discount for those not wishing to participate in the
    special classes and demonstrations. There will be some time for them to arrange
    sightseeing during class time.

    There are still spaces available. Contact Sally Black for further information at
    610-681-5432 or sally@stitchawaytours.com

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