Socialising, a new badge and weather

There has been so much weather in London recently! Seriously, it’s been amazing. It was 24˚C the other day, and I’ve been enjoying myself by sitting outside and enjoying the warmth while I work. Tonks has been enjoying herself too, and we are both content girls at the moment.

Hanging out with Tonks in the garden.
Hanging out with Tonks in the garden.

Anyway, without further ado, I give you my Five on Friday and Happy Friday contribution.

Knaughty Knitters

I went to the London Knaughty Knitters on Tuesday evening at the Royal Festival Hall with Louise of Sincerely Louise. We had a ‘business meeting’ beforehand, then got down to some serious knitting. I managed to get to halfway up my current pair of socks, and between three of us drank two bottles of wine over the night. It was lovely! The weather was gorgeous and the Southbank was beautiful.

If you’re interested in this knitting group, it meets every Tuesday from about 6pm till late in the cafe of the Royal Festival Hall. The area is a public area, so you can bring your own food and drinks, or you can buy things from the cafe in the RFH. There is a good group of knitters meeting there regularly, and I’ve met some really interesting and pleasant people.

Me and Louise enjoying the sun at the Royal Festival Hall.
Me and Louise enjoying the sun at the Royal Festival Hall.

Wild and Woolly

On Thursday, Wild and Woolly celebrated one year of being open! The monthy knit night was held on Wednesday night, and I went along with a bottle of wine and some shawl knitting to share the love. I saw several familiar faces there, and had a fantastic time admiring some of the projects that were brought out. I’ll do a Wild and Woolly specific post some other time, but for now, here are some photos taken by Rosamund Platford and Summer Mughrabi*.

There was loads of cake (did someone say chocolate and courgette?), sangria, wine and coffee, and I interviewed Anna for Episode 13 of the Plutonium Muffins podcast at the end. It was a fab night.

Whole group with me right at the back. (Copyright Rosamund Platford)
Whole group with me right at the back. (Copyright Rosamund Platford)
The whole group through decorative bars on the Wild and Woolly window (photo copyright Summer Mughrabi)
The whole group through decorative bars on the Wild and Woolly window (photo copyright Summer Mughrabi)
An incredible willow pattern fairisle jumper (photo copyright Summer Mughrabi)
An incredible willow pattern fairisle jumper (photo copyright Summer Mughrabi)
More stunning fairisle knitting at Wild and Woolly (photo copyright Summer Mughrabi)
More stunning fairisle knitting at Wild and Woolly (photo copyright Summer Mughrabi)
A Karie Westermann "Byatt" making an appearance (photo copyright Summer Mughrabi)
A Karie Westermann “Byatt” making an appearance (photo copyright Summer Mughrabi)

Podcast!

Did I mention there’s a new episode of the podcast up? Find it here!

Plutonium Muffins podcast :)
Plutonium Muffins podcast :)

Finished Objects!

I finished two objects this week – one scarf and one baby sweater. The fox stole is a Sincerely Louise pattern, and the baby sweater is Foxy Loxy by Joeli Caparco. No photos of either; they are secret projects, but I’ll share them when I am allowed to.

“Knitter” Badge

True Brit Knits sell a ‘prefect’ badge which says “Knitter” and not “prefect”. I’ve wanted one for a couple of years at least, and last night I decided I needed one. Luckily, Anna sells them in Wild and Woolly – I initially wanted a red one, but when I found out this is the most popular colour, decided to break tradition and go yellow.

KNITTER.
KNITTER.

I love it. I don’t think I’m ever taking it off.

I’m joining in with the usual Friday link parties. I do recommend you check them all out – apart from being in line with the ‘community’ vibe that Kate of A Playful Day is giving out, it’s an interesting way to share what other people are doing.

Have a great weekend!

Much love,

Corrie xx

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* Why are you not taking your own photos? I hear you cry! I did take photos, but with the latest Mac update, getting my phone, Photos and Photoshop to talk to each other is very difficult and I’m trying to figure out a fast way to do it! I don’t do much to my photos, just round the corners and add a watermark, so there may be a quick way to sort it out.

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14 Responses to Socialising, a new badge and weather

  1. I want that badge, too! Now, off to listen to the podcast.

  2. Five great things, especially that badge!!! How cute is that!!! Thank you so much for joining in, it is great to have you on board! I hope that you have a great weekend! xx

  3. The fair isle knits are GORGEOUS!! I’m really envious of all the knitted socialising you’ve been up to :) in greater manchester it was NOT that sunny and warm on Wednesday, in fact a cloudy 10degrees! crazy. this was a lovely friday round up post to read and I am very glad I found your blog through the hardknitlife link up :) can’t wait to read more posts and to try out your podcast :) jenny xx http://www.prettycolumn.co.uk

  4. All those knitty things would make happy too. I’m popping over from Five on Friday for a visit.

  5. Oh I used to knit and every week when I look at your blog, it makes me think that I should start again! Not just because wine and cake are involved either, or the badge for that matter, although the badge is ace! Have a lovely weekend x

  6. VeggieMummy says:

    Sounds like you have some great knitting groups near you – we’re sadly lacking around here – and that fairisle knitting is amazing. Great badge! x

  7. Ooh Corrie, knitting, wine, cake and good company – perfect combo! And I really want one of those badges. Like, REALLY want. Hope you are having a good weekend. x

  8. Ginny says:

    I didn’t realise that there was so much social knitting going on in London.

  9. The weather has been great hasn’t it. I love the look of your knitting group, sounds like you all had fun, I don’t think I could drink wine and knit, I’d either drop stitches or drop my glass :)

  10. Shelley says:

    I love your badge, I have one in red that says crocheter bought for me as a gift :) its always on one of my project bags.

  11. Gillie says:

    Well, drat, how come here I am in Michigan and you are having such lovely times over in our nation’s capital (as the Americans say) along with some uplifting drink…….so unfair ……..
    I had a badge like that…….only mine said Head Girl……..love yours! This Five on Friday looks like a terrific idea.

  12. Planet Penny says:

    That all looks so much fun and I’m in awe of the fairisle sweater. What a work of Art! Thanks for joining in again x

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