Monday, May 29, 2006

E-mail from Julia

Dear all,

As some of you know, we’re off to Leeds this week. I realise that this email is a bit late but if anyone would like me to pick anything up from Texere Yarns, please let me know. The web address is . Just let me know what you would like me to get you and a second colour choice by Tuesday evening. We’ll be leaving very early on Wednesday morning and I probably won’t have time to check emails before I go.

I’m also planning a visit to Coldspring Mill so please let me know if there is any Debbie Bliss that you would like me to look out for. I don’t think you get so much of a choice there so just let me know if there are any colours you don’t want.

Tina/Michelle – I don’t have any of the email addresses for the Braintree group. Could you please pass this message on? (Sorry Tina, this won’t help your yarn diet ;-))

See you all soon,

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

KIP day

I phoned the museum and the lady said that the museum area itself wouldn't be ideal as it is too small to seat us and as it's Carnival day the courtyard is being used by a marching/brass band, and the Learning for Life rooms are being used by another group.

She wished us luck and thought it was a 'good thing' and especially seemed interested when I said that we would have gimmicky things like the giant needles, knitting with plastic bags, etc., and so I said that if this didn't happen on 10th June we could as a group promote ourselves in their courtyard at any time (maybe later on in the Summer when we are more sure of good weather) and she said that would be great. That would give us more time to be organised and get even more stuff together to draw the public in.

She suggested I phone the Town Hall Centre about using the Gallery area as there may be an art exhibition of some kind at the time and we would therefore get members of the public passing through. However, it could be a day that the market research groups are using it. Having been to an art show there I also think that wherever we sat we would be in the way of something and just end up being a nuisance. If there isn't an art show that day, there would be nothing to get the public in and it would just be us sitting there having an extra meeting :)

So, we have 5 days to find a venue and agree on it or we will have to come off the WWKIP website and do something of our own later. Can anybody give me any feedback as to what to do? We did think about Hannays but it is really too small. If nobody comments then I think we will have to give up on 10th June and just do something of our own later. Any last ideas? Anybody think the Town Hall Centre Gallery would work?

Next meeting date change to 19th June

As a reminder and for people who weren't there last night, the next meeting will be on
19th June, instead of the last Monday of the month.

I'm phoning the Museum today to see if we can do our knitting in public there, and will post later. I think Jenny is phoning the Fire Station which has its Open Day on 10th June to see if they can offer anything.

Well done everybody who turned out in the rain :)

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Braintree Freecycle

Sally has let me know the address of the new yahoo group that has been set up for Braintree Freecyclers:

Remember to bring the yarn you want to get rid of to group before putting it on there though ;)

Thursday, May 11, 2006

WWKIP day (worldwide knitting in public day)


Please look a couple of posts back for thoughts so far on where to do this and what we might set up. Michelle and family are busy making giant knitting implements already! We need to have final details by 29th May and we will be on the website. Our contact address is going on now so people can email if they would like to come along.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Essex Chronicle photo

I'm afraid DH didn't scan the article but I will do that later on. Here's the pic for those that would like to see it.