And so has a leak in the park! There's a leaking underground water pipe in the park just outside the pavilion. It's awaiting repair by the council but, in the meantime, the birds are having a whale of a time in the puddle the leak has created. Our knitters have been very busy. Nimble fingers … Continue reading Spring has sprung
Clothes for the homeless
The current cost of living crisis is affecting all of us and peoples' generosity is seen in many different places and guises. I recently read, in the MEN, that Joseph Holt pubs are currently collecting clothes for the homeless at all of their pubs in Greater Manchester. Our nearest pubs are The Griffin on Didsbury … Continue reading Clothes for the homeless
What’s new in Jan 2023?
Apologies to any followers/readers for the long silence. I can't believe how long it's been since we've posted any news - nearly 18 months! We returned to the park in 2022, at the end of April. We try to meet in the park pavilion every week but when that isn't possible we go to our … Continue reading What’s new in Jan 2023?
Stop press! Change of venue
We will be meeting indoors from 10th September 2021 but not in the pavilion. For a variety of reasons, the pavilion isn't ideal so we're moving to Broadstone Mill, Reddish, SK5 7DL. To The Terrace Tea Room to be precise, which is the first floor café. Same day and same time. Refreshments can be purchased … Continue reading Stop press! Change of venue
July – no longer virtual!
What joy! We were able to meet face to face for the first time since March 2020. The beautiful weather meant that outdoor meetings were an absolute delight. Sitting in our lovely park, knitting, chatting, listening to the birds, engaging with passers-by, watching children at play.......fabulous! The weather was great on the 2nd, 9th, 16th … Continue reading July – no longer virtual!
To be honest, I've become lazy and have decided that as we don't do much when we have our meetings, I may as well just do a monthly 'report'. This has the advantage of there being just the one post to read but also I'll probably forget a few things so the post won't be … Continue reading Virtual June
Virtual Fridays – 58 to 61
You can see I'm getting lazy and combining weeks again. I can't offer any excuses I'm afraid. Someone will no doubt come up with a name for this but, for now, I'll call it Covid Inertia or maybe Pandemic Apathy. I was going to do three weeks' worth in one post and then realised that … Continue reading Virtual Fridays – 58 to 61
Virtual Friday 57
We seem to be keeping pace with Covid infection rates - our attendances are on a downward trajectory 😦 I'm not sure why that is. Maybe a bit of Zoom fatigue? That would be understandable as it can get tedious and we have been doing it for a looooong time. There's still no information on … Continue reading Virtual Friday 57
Virtual Fridays 55 & 56
I don't know the reason but our numbers in the last four weekly meetings have been 10, 9, 8 and 7!! What's going on?? Last week Sheila showed us the gorgeous bunny comforter she'd finished. The bunny best friend pattern is available as a download on Ravelry or from Sheepjes retailers in printed booklet form. … Continue reading Virtual Fridays 55 & 56
Virtual Friday 54
It was Easter last weekend so we skipped a week and didn't meet, not even virtually. We are beginning to meet up again though, in small numbers, in parks, when the weather allows. The end of March lulled us into a false sense of summer with several warm sunny days, perfect for a relaxing meet-up … Continue reading Virtual Friday 54