Week 2 @ Lee Green Knitting & Crochet Club

2nite was the 2nd week of the knitting/crochet/craft club @ the Lee Gate Community Cente.

Mary splashed out on 2 bottles of rose wine, & we happily polished of one of the bottles, in no time at all!


Mary forgot her knitting, but she learnt how to crochet, instead.  We were talking so much, that se only managed a foundation row & single crochet!  Hang tight, gir, we’ll get back on track, next week!

Kat, minus her hand knitted shrug, was knitting socks.  She was using a fabulous self-striped yarn, which, when knitted, looked like she did an intricate Fairisle pattern design!  (Note 2 self-GET THAT YARN)!

Claire brought her peg loom weaving again, and boy, it’s grown since last week!     It’s a gift for a friend, and I KNOW the receiver will be beyond pleased to receive them!  It’s looking great, C, especially with the ‘eyelash’ yarn, it adds a great definition to it.

Kat’s doing a knitting group on Thursdays from 6pm – 8pm at the Cooper Locke Gallery/Cafe on Hither Green Lane, Hither Green.  Work committments permitting, we hope to get there this week.


Also, Kat gave us the juice about the Hither Green Week 21st – 29th May  http://www.tumblr.com/edit/4166807785?redirect_to=%2Fdraftsheck out the link for more info, as i’m sure you’ll want to get involved: http://www.learnerdrivers.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2531

I’ll post more info about the Hither Green Week & The Cooper Locke Gallery Cafe, soon.

So, until the next time, keep crafting, keep creating.

Peace & Love

Nam Myoho Renge Kyo

Glammamamma 😉

1st nite of Lee Green’s knitting group

Monday 21st March, was the 1st meeting of the Lee Green Community Centre’s Knitting Group.

I took a load of my own creations 4 people 2 c, plus yarns & needles 4 anyone who didn’t have any with them.  BUT I 4got 2 bring my net book & crochet hooks!  Of course, I took my new KnitPro,Symphonie Rose, Limited Edition,  Laminated Birch wood, interchangeable, circular knitting needles!


Thank you 2 Mary 4 setting it up & providing the refreshments.  Keep on knitting your beautiful flower.  Mary’s creation, somes from the book, 100 Flowers to Knit & Crochet.

A big thanks 2 Claire 4 bringing her peg loom.  She started weaving a gift 4 a friend, & will b doing a group weave-a-long, so we can all take part. I’m looking forward 2 to doing my bit, plus it makes the group not just about knitting & crocheting.  Thanks, Claire).


Kat, wore a fabulous, dusky pink, short sleeved, raglan shrug, which she designed & knitted in 3 days!  She even started another 1 2nite – & no pattern needed, it just comes out of her head!  U go girl!  On her hands, she’s wearing her own designed fingerless mittens/gloves, with a very unique feature: a pocket 4 her Oyster card!


Patricia had not knitted 4 a while, but with some needles & variegated yarn, she started knitting a scarf, & Purpleclaire showed her how 2 do a drop stitch. Keep going, Patricia, it looks great!  Thanks 2 PC 4 showing her the stitch technique.  Sorry, no pic. Looking 4ward 2 c in how u got on with it.


Monika, who’s only been crocheting for 3 weeks, tried a flower pattern, from Mary’s book 101 Flowers to Knit & Crochet.  It wasn’t an easy pattern for a new crocheter, but I admire Monika’s enthusiasm & determination to push herself.   Hopefully, she’ll have finished it 4 next week, if I don’t c her in the shop, b 4 then!

The time flew by, & b 4 we knew it, it was going on 8.30 & time 2 pack up & go home.  I’m looking forward 2 next week, & c in how every 1 progressed.

So until the next time.  Keep crafting, keep creating.

Peace & Love

Nam Myoho Renge Kyo

Glammamamma x

New knitting group

Hi all,

Every Monday from 6.30pm – 8.30pm.  Here are the details:


Mondays.  6.30pm – 8.30pm.  Lee Green Community Centre,             3 Leegate, London SE12 8SS.  (Opposite Sainsbury’s)  An optional donation would be very much appreciated, which will go towards refreshments & the running of the centre, etc.


I’ll bring some yarns & needles for those who don’t have any, but feel free to bring your own.  I will be on hand to assist, especially beginners, but i’m sure, experienced knitters will help others on the night.

For the future, I was thinking of doing a mass knit-a-throw-a-thon, knitted squares for a patchwork throw, then it could be sold/auctioned to raise funds for the Community Centre/Charity etc.  All ideas welcome!

There’s a Wednesday afternoon knitting group, run by Julia Gemie, @ the community centre 2pm – 4pm.  She’d love to see you.

If you can’t attend any of those days, I go to a fabulous group called Pins N Needles @ The Fox & Firkin pub, Lewisham High St, SE13 – (opposite the Ladywell Leisure Centre).  We meet every Wednesday from 8pm.

So until the next time, keep crafting, keep creating.

Peace & Love

Nam Myoho Renge Kyo

Glammamamma x

Knitting & Crochet workshop in Lewisham Market PART 2

Christmas @ Lewisham Market Part 2


Mec’s felted snowmen


Mom (Kim) & Daughter (Tegan)


Mec showing customer knitting


Molly learning to knit


Mom showing daughter how it’s done


Tegan’s first knitted bracelet!


View of work tables: felted work and knitting wool

Thing to do, places to go people to see



http://Facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=151763751381 Twitter: foxpinsnneedles

I’ve been going to this group for a few months, & I adore it.  I was a bit apprehensive about going to a pub, as i’ve experienced some shocking dives in my time, but Fox’s interior with it’s sparkly chandeliers, art work, friendly staff, wifi (& the white wine spritzer & pizza’s good too), makes going there, a great mid-wee treat!  The originators of the club, are nice ladies (I used to work with one of them), & they are on hand to the complete novice to advanced knitter/crocheter/crafter, to give advice, help & lessons.  ALL r welcome, it’s not just for women or ‘grannies’ but I know how to crochet a mean Granny Square!


I was told about this (new) gallery cafe, by a fellow pub knitter.  The owner manager has food & pastries for people like me, who have dietary restrictions, and she has a weekly knit group on Wednesday mornings from 10.30am – 12.30pm.  I’m not 100% sure about these times, so check out their Facebook page for more info.  There’s a website, but nothing’s on it, yet.

I’ve not been able to go there, so can’t really review it, but if you have, or know someone who has, please feel free to let us know.

PELTON ARMS, EAST GREENWICH.  WEDNESDAYS FROM 7.30PM. www.susieatthecircus.typepad.com

A drop-in for knitters & crocheters, in a relaxed atmosphere, which is good for beginners & experienced alike.  I have a friend who’s a fellow peg loom weaver & Ravelry addict, who put me on to this.  However, I also have a group on Wed nite, but may go there, for a change.  I’ll get my friend to review it, then i’ll post it for you to read.



I was being lazy, so decided to cut n paste the info for this great day, from the internet:

For more information please check out www.vintageteaparty.webs.com

Date: Saturday 20th November 2010

Time: 7pm-10.30pm

Venue: St Swithun’s Church, Hither Green Lane, Hither Green, SE13 6QE (opposite The Co-Op)

A nostalgic evening celebrating all that is chintzy and fabulous!

The evening promises to be fun and frivolous with an emphasis on all things vintage.

Local businesses are signed up and raring to go, even Cath Kidston has given a donation!

Come along for a huge swap party, tea and cake served by pin-ups, tea dancing and music, a baby sale, raffle, bunting workshop, mosaic making, knitting, sewing, art class, strawberries and cream, massage and nails and so much more.

Tickets are £15 each – please bring a friend or two

They’ll be a few of us from Pins ‘N’ Needles, who will be there on the nite: Anna will be teaching knitting, Ellen – fascinators & headbands & i’ll be teaching crochet.  Let’s get together to support Helen & Bliss.



I think this is the first craft fair @ the Fox & Firkin, and some of us from the Wednesday club will be there, buying, selling & supporting.  I’ll be there selling my wares, & I think there maybe some tables/stalls left, if your interested in taking part.  Ellen’s the girl to contact or The Fox & Firkin (see Pins ‘N’ Needles above).

CRAFT FAIR.  PELTON ARMS, (near the Thames), EAST GREENWICH.  SUNDAY 5TH DECEMBER 2010. www.susieatthecircus.typepad.com

I’m not sure if i’ll be able to do this one, as I don’t think i’ll have enough stock for it, plus I may be working the day before.If you’re interested, contact Susie John’s, above, for more information.

That’s all for now so until the next time.

Peace & Love

Glammamamma x