So on the same day that I discovered Radio Days, I also stumbled across a little knitting shop called i Knit London. Walking past I could just see a group of people sitting around having a glass of wine and knitting. I remember texting @londonfox straight away telling her I wanted to learn how to knit so I could come here and do that because it just looked so cool. Yes cool.
That was 18 months ago...
I am glad to say that I have started to knit! Yay! A little before christmas, @londonfox's mum and auntie came over to her flat to teach us (well mainly me as @londonfox can knit, and I had never done it in my life!), and I'm glad to say that I can now knit... kinda. I can't however cast off or retract any mistakes I make... BUT I'm new at all this haberdashery lark so it's a learning curve. To help me on my way @londonfox and @chrisnotwell brought be some knitting stuff for Christmas which is awesome :)
|The top bit is my first ever attempt, the middle bit on the needles |
is my current attempt and the book is my bible!
Anyhoo... back to the shop. We didn't pop in here to knit on this occasion, I'd have loved too (as I'm sure @londonfox would have too) but it would have been @chrisnotwell's idea of hell I think so we just stuck to having a quick perusal. They had all kinds of wool, books, needles, magazines and most importantly sofa and chairs to sit on to knit and booze at the back!
I just had a look at their website to get an idea of when they hold specific events, and it seems like tuesday nights is going to be the one for me... a knitting group for new knitters! Perfect. Does start at 6pm though, so I might have to be extra good at work and ask my boss very nicely if she'll let me leave an iccle early so I can go be incredibly cool and knit.
i Knit is based at 106 Lower Marsh, London SE1 7AB.
Oh, on a slightly different (but still to do with knitting) note, if anyone lives near to the Rotherhithe/Surrey Quays/Bermondsey area, on the first thursday of every month there is a WWW (Wine, Women and Wool) night at a pub called the Ship in Rotherhithe. As the name of the night suggests, it's only open to us girlies, but it's a good night, all the other women are lovely, friendly and most importantly helpful with my lack of knitting skills!