It's the 7th of August and we're sweltering in a mini heatwave. We had one very briefly last week, lasting just a day, caused, in the words of the Met Office, by 'a brief hot southerly incursion'. The hottest temperature recorded was 37.8°C on the 31st of July at Heathrow Airport. We weren't anywhere near … Continue reading Virtual Friday 21
Author: Krysia K
A big disappointment today, 31st July: restrictions have been tightened in Greater Manchester (all 10 boroughs), East Lancashire and West Yorkshire. This was announced yesterday evening after 9pm and came into effect barely 3 hours later, at midnight. We can't meet with even just one member of another household either in our homes or in … Continue reading Virtual Friday 20
24th of July today and it's the feast of St Christina, a 12th Century saint. She lived in an oven and a tree. Just thought I'd put that out there! We had an uneventful meeting today. Nothing much happened, not many of us present...... Sheila has finished her lovely lap blanket and is now knitting … Continue reading Virtual Friday 19
My goodness! I don't know where to start - it was such a busy session this morning (17th July). 11 of us at various times throughout the meeting with some dipping in and out and others having to leave early - it was hard to keep track of all the goings on 🙂 We chatted … Continue reading Virtual Friday 18
10th of July already! Zooming today without any issues at my end thankfully. May was frozen for a while but defrosted without missing too much. Judith sent us a photo of her latest FO - a beautiful baby cardi for Sarah: Krysia M showed us a tapestry she's in the middle of - a Kaffe … Continue reading Virtual Friday 17
Today's meeting, 3rd July, was not without issues. I was prepared and ready, having 'practised' some screen sharing to make sure I did it right, when my internet connection suddenly dropped, just 10 minutes prior to the start of the meeting. OK. Run downstairs to check the router and reboot it just in case. Back … Continue reading Virtual Friday 16
I came across this the other day and liked it. I hope you like it too. It's a knitting podcast by a young woman called Melanie in the Netherlands, although from her accent I think she might be British. I really like what she says in this particular podcast, which she has called 'This is … Continue reading Braid and Tinker podcast
Another week, another Zoom....... Quite a few of us again on the 26th of June. Luckily no-one seems to be finding meeting like this boring - or if they do, they're not saying 🙂 Linda's knitted another stunning shawl. She's so clever! I might try breaking into her house one of these days to steal … Continue reading Virtual Friday 15
I loved seeing these fab women and their colourful chunky yarns on the BBC. Really cheered me up 🙂
We decided to find out more about the knitters involved. We asked Sicgmone Kludje and Vea Koranteng from Black Girl Knit Club to tell us more.
How did you end up in the BBC ident?
The BBC researchers and producers got in contact with us after seeing our online presence such as our social media accounts and website. At the time we were sharing content on how we were staying creative to induce wellness during the lockdown as well as organise online zoom sessions for our attendees. They then updated us about the Oneness ident project and its focus on showing people getting creative during UK lockdown and we were excited to get involved.
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It was the 19th of June, the start of summer and a wet and grey day. Oh well, can't have it sunny all the time, eh? At least we were spared getting wet and Zoomed in the comfort of our own homes. We had an enjoyable chat - no games, no quizes for a change … Continue reading Virtual Friday 14